Illawarra Newsroom

Wollongong FOGO celebrates anniversary

It will be the one year anniversary of the launch of Wollongong City Council’s Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection this November, and Council are preparing to mark the milestone date with the delivery of a new bundle of compostable liners for households with a caddy.

The liners are due to be dropped off to all households with an existing caddy between October and November, and the new roll of liners expected to last about 12 months.

“We’re starting to hear that households are coming to the end of the free liners that were delivered in the first rollout so I am sure the news there is a new collection coming will be welcome,’’ Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery said.

“This roll is designed to last about a year – with three liners per week considered the average use rate.

“For those who have run out sooner, you can either go without liners and just tip the caddy’s contents into the green-lidded organics bin, or pick up some from supermarkets or other retailers. Just be sure to look for the Australian Standard of AS4736 and the seedling logo on the wrapping so you know it’s made out of the right compostable materials.’’

Image: Wollongong City Council