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.

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.

FOGO stands for Food Organics and Garden Organics. The introduction of FOGO means that from the 11th of November 2019, households that already have a green waste bin will be able to place food scraps as well as garden waste into their bright green lidded organics bin. From the November 11th all Green Waste bins officially become FOGO bins. Hobart City residents who don’t currently have a green waste/organics bin can request a service using our online FOGO bin application form.

Using your FOGO bin

To check your rubbish, recycle and FOGO collection days please select the relevant calendar Waste Calendar 1(PDF, 57KB) or Waste Calendar 2(PDF, 58KB). You can also print out the relevant calendar and place it somewhere in your home as a reminder.

You can also find out what day your FOGO is collected by using the bin collection function. Simply type in your address and search. Your next bin date will appear at the bottom of the page.

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

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

Adding or removing FOGO bins

If you don’t already have a FOGO bin, or you want an extra FOGO bin, you can apply for a cost of $60 per year if you are the property owner.

To request a bin, use our online FOGO bin application form. A printable form is available on our forms page.

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

  1. Adequate home compost being utilised
  2. Financial burden
  3. Alternative kerbside service used
  4. 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.

More information

For more information about FOGO collection please see our FOGO Bin Flyer(PDF, 408KB).

phone (03) 6238 2711.

email coh@hobartcity.com.au.