FOGO stands for Food Organic Garden Organic which is the organic material that makes up almost half of the waste that goes into our red waste bin that ultimately ends up at our landfill.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Gatton Landfill is nearing the end of its landfilling capacity and, when landfilling is no longer an option in the Lockyer Valley, Council will be faced with increased transport costs and gate fees to take our waste to a commercial landfill outside the region. These costs will ultimately be passed onto ratepayers so finding a solution to this problem helps keep costs down for ratepayers.
Council was successful in receiving a $320,000 grant to roll out from the Queensland Government to trial Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection system and obtain data on organics management in Lockyer Valley to see how much can be diverted from landfill.
The trial includes a total of almost 1000 homes in selected areas across both Gatton and Laidley.
Trial updates and information can be found on Council's Engagement Hub.
See link below to download the most recent FOGO progress report.
Do you have a question about Council's FOGO trial? Find out more FOGO Frequently Asked Questions