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Wollongong - Council extends FOGO trial

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Wollongong City Council is to continue the trial of Food Organics Garden Organics—or FOGO—for about 1600 households in three suburbs.

The move comes as initial analysis of the trial data shows about 130 tonnes of organic material has been diverted from landfill since September and that the contamination rate—or the wrong items being placed in the green-lidded bins—is below the NSW state average.

Council launched the trial in selected areas of Austinmer, Cordeaux Heights and Warrawong at the start of Spring. As part of the trial program households were invited to participate and those who did received an information kit, a kitchen caddy and compostable bin liners.

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