Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection

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The City of Hobart's fortnightly kerbside Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service enables the removal of residential food waste and garden waste from the City's waste stream.

Residents also have the option to opt into a weekly collection service. For more information on how to do this refer to our FOGO and compost page.

The service is automatically provided to City of Hobart residential properties that have an existing green waste kerbside bin service. Residential and commercial properties that do not currently have a green waste service can still opt into the FOGO service by contacting the City of Hobart.

Using your FOGO bin

The materials that can be placed into the FOGO bin for collection are listed in the FOGO Bin Fact Sheet(PDF, 192KB).

If you need to dispose of large branches and excess waste, you can do so at the tip.

For more information about FOGO collection please see our FOGO Bin Flyer(PDF, 572KB).

Collection days

To check your rubbish, recycle and FOGO waste bin collection days, please use our bin collection function:

When is my bin collected?

You can also print out the relevant calendar:

How to choose the calendar

Please use our bin collection function to see what day your collection falls on. For example, if the search shows your recycling bin collection day is 28 November, look at both calendars. The one that shows 28 November as a recycling collection day (in yellow) is your calendar - Calendar 1.

If the search shows that your recycling is collected on 21 November and you opened a Calendar 1 that shows this week as FOGO, that's not your calendar, yours must be Calendar 2.

If you have any questions, please contact us 03 6238 2711.

Public holidays

Bin collection operates as normal for all public holidays except Christmas Day. Check the website closer to Christmas for updated Christmas Day bin collection information.

Adding or removing FOGO bins

To request a bin, complete the online form (for weekly or fortnightly collection, depending on the frequency of collection you would like) on our FOGO and compost page.

If you do not want your FOGO bin, you must fit in to one of our four criteria:

  • Adequate home compost being utilised
  • Financial burden
  • Alternative kerbside service used
  • Medical reasons

You can apply to opt out of the service by completing the online FOGO bin opt out application form, including supporting documentation for the appropriate criteria. A printable form is available on our forms page.

Lost or damaged bins 

If your bin is lost or damaged, please fill out the online damaged or missing bin request form.

Bin latch

Information regarding bin lid latches can be found on the recycling collection page.

Missed FOGO collection

If your bins are not collected, please phone 03 6238 2711.

Fees and charges

For all bin charges please refer to our Fees and Charges page.