FOGO Survey


Investigation of a Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) Kerbside Waste Collection Survey

We recommend you read the FAQs prior to commencing the survey.

Glenorchy City Council is considering the introduction of a kerbside Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) bin collection service and is seeking feedback on the proposal from residents and/or ratepayers of the Glenorchy municipality through a survey. The survey will take about three minutes to complete. A hard copy of the survey can be obtained by phoning Council on 6216 6800 or visiting our Customer Service Centre.

The investigation of a FOGO collection service is included in Council’s Waste Management Strategy 2013-2023. A mid-term review of this strategy is currently being done.

The introduction of a FOGO collection service would divert food and garden waste from the resident’s kerbside garbage bin and treat it at a facility that would turn waste into compost for future use. This would return important nutrients to the soil, significantly reducing the release of methane gas and saving landfill space.

A FOGO collection would have residents provided with an extra bin and a service charge would be applied. Residents would be able to reduce their general waste, dispose of a wide range of waste products for compost and have garden waste collected from their kerbside.

If you live in the Glenorchy municipality and currently receive a kerbside waste collection service, or own a residential property that does, we would appreciate your views through completion of the survey.

Information gained from the survey will be used as part of a report to a Council meeting in early 2019, when Council will consider a FOGO collection service.

For more information about FOGO please read the frequently asked questions (FAQs), or to obtain a hard copy, contact Council on 03 6216 6800 or visit Council’s Customer Service area. 

The survey closes on Friday 30 November 2018.