Brisbane residents are signing a petition to bring FOGO to Brisbane.

FOGO stands for Food Organics, Garden Organics – a waste management system taking the Australia by storm.

It’s basically backyard composting on an industrial scale – taking kitchen food scraps and garden clippings and turning them into nutrient rich compost.

In a FOGO survey conducted by the Brisbane City Council Opposition (Labor) more than 2,000 residents responded.

98% said they think Brisbane City Council should offer a FOGO waste collection service.

95% said they would use the FOGO system if it existed.

This is a great initiative and something all Brisbane residents should be doing,” one survey participant wrote.

“Great idea, would love to have the opportunity. I Feel like Australia’s ability to recycle/reuse correctly is looked down upon because we don’t have the opportunity to do it well,” another commented.

FOGO bin set up - green lid bin is for compostables and green waste, red lid is for landfill and yellow lid is for recyclables
FOGO bin set up – green lid bin is for compostable and green waste, the red lid is for landfill items and the yellow lid is for recyclables

Right now Brisbane City Council has committed to a small pilot study of FOGO in Brisbane, but the Labor opposition wants to see a full FOGO service – launching an online petition.

“Reusing and recycling waste creates three times as many jobs as putting it into
landfill and FOGO jobs are ongoing, not just during construction,” Labor opposition leader Jared Cassidy said.

“It’s the perfect COVID-19 recovery project to create jobs and reboot our economy.”

“FOGO will also save ratepayers millions of dollars in waste levy charges, by taking all of that extra organic waste out of landfill.”

At least 70 other councils across Australia already have a FOGO home collection service.

To view or sign the petition CLICK HERE.

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