Buried deep in our household rubbish bin lies an opportunity that could see the Shellharbour City divert almost half of our household bin waste from landfill and instead turn it into a valuable resource.

Shellharbour City Council implemented FOGO in 2016 and since then has processed over 58,000 tonnes of food and garden organics.

In the last 12 months alone, Shellharbour residents have sent 13,000 tonnes of FOGO to the Dunmore Waste processing facility to be turned into nutrient-rich compost. Council believes there is still room for improvement.

So, what is FOGO?

All food waste can go into the green bin along with garden organics, lawn clippings and leaves.

Organics are then reprocessed into compost mulch at Shellharbour's own FOGO processing facility.

Share to win!

We are constantly looking to improve our service and how we can work together to reduce our environmental impact. Share your FOGO story with us below and you could win a $50 Stockland Voucher (you must leave your details to win). The survey will close at 4.30pm Monday 20 September 2021.

Some quick rules to win: one entry per person, entry must be over the age of 18+, names go into a draw and will be randomly selected and winner will be contacted via email by 22 September 2021.