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Using your FOGO bin for unavoidable food waste supports the circular economy

By August 15, 2022No Comments
Plant seedlings being put into soil

The circular economy is all about avoiding waste, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating ecosystems.Compost in wheelbarrow

Our community gardens process food and other organic waste in their compost systems turning it into nutrients for the garden, they regenerate soil to grow fresh produce without external inputs like fertiliser and pesticides. The produce they grow is picked as needed, optimising freshness and nutrition and avoiding the energy and emissions associated with storage and transport

Free bulk compost for community gardens

Since 2019 we have offered community gardens a free bulk compost delivery each year to complement the compost they generate themselves.

In another example of the circular economy, this compost is made from the food and garden waste collected in food and garden organics (FOGO) bins collected across Moreland.

Household food waste which would otherwise go to landfill generating harmful greenhouse gas emissions is repurposed to become a valuable resource that nourishes fresh fruit and vegetables grown right here in Moreland.

Keep plastic and packaging out of your FOGO bin

This is why it is so important to keep contaminants like plastic bags and packaging out of your FOGO bin.

See what can and can’t go in your FOGO bin here moreland.vic.gov.au/foodandgarden