Food Organics Garden Organics Community Consultation

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Townsville, like so many other communities through Queensland is facing major challenges with the collection and disposal of waste.

Background:

Council has built the foundations of a sustainable waste management future aligned with the North Queensland Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2030. Through this endorsed strategy and in partnership with the Queensland State Government, the Council's vision is to align its future waste operations to allow for a simple transition to food organics and garden organics collection and processing.

Introduction to the Food Organics Garden Organics Community Consultation:

Council is considering potential future opportunities of the introduction of an additional kerbside Food Organics Garden Organics bin and collection service. The implementation and possible city-wide roll-out of a Food Organics Garden Organics kerbside collection service is a requirement of the Australian Government's National Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy that also highly supports the diversion of organic material from landfills.

What is Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO)?

FOGO is food and garden organic material generated within your house and garden. Did you know that in Townsville, 46% of the material found in the general waste bin contains food and garden waste. When food waste goes to our landfill it significantly increases methane production. Methane is a type of greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change. When you use the FOGO bin to dispose of your food and garden material you are helping divert waste from landfills.

What can go into a FOGO bin?

All food and garden materials can go into a FOGO bin with the exception of some hard shells from seafood. Items accepted are:

cooked food and leftovers fruit and vegetable peelings and scraps grains, bread, rice, cereals and pasta tissues and paper towel eggshells, cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products coffee grounds, tea leaves and tea bags soiled cardboard and shredded paper meat, bones, poultry and seafood, including prawn shells (just not the hard shells of oysters, scallops, mussels, and clams) feathers and hair lawn clippings, flowers, leaves and weeds small branches and twigs (no larger than 10 centimetres in diameter - about the thickness of you arm

The contents of the FOGO bin can be recycled into top quality compost that can be used to improve soil quality.

How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all of our potential future opportunity projects and invites all residents to submit their feedback on the Food Organics Garden Organics Community Consultation via the short feedback form that is located below.

How long is the consultation period?

Community Consultation for Food Organics Garden Organics trial opens Monday, 4 October and will conclude on Friday, 19 November 2021

We invite you to be part of our journey!

Townsville, like so many other communities through Queensland is facing major challenges with the collection and disposal of waste.

Background:

Council has built the foundations of a sustainable waste management future aligned with the North Queensland Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2030. Through this endorsed strategy and in partnership with the Queensland State Government, the Council's vision is to align its future waste operations to allow for a simple transition to food organics and garden organics collection and processing.

Introduction to the Food Organics Garden Organics Community Consultation:

Council is considering potential future opportunities of the introduction of an additional kerbside Food Organics Garden Organics bin and collection service. The implementation and possible city-wide roll-out of a Food Organics Garden Organics kerbside collection service is a requirement of the Australian Government's National Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy that also highly supports the diversion of organic material from landfills.

What is Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO)?

FOGO is food and garden organic material generated within your house and garden. Did you know that in Townsville, 46% of the material found in the general waste bin contains food and garden waste. When food waste goes to our landfill it significantly increases methane production. Methane is a type of greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change. When you use the FOGO bin to dispose of your food and garden material you are helping divert waste from landfills.

What can go into a FOGO bin?

All food and garden materials can go into a FOGO bin with the exception of some hard shells from seafood. Items accepted are:

cooked food and leftovers fruit and vegetable peelings and scraps grains, bread, rice, cereals and pasta tissues and paper towel eggshells, cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products coffee grounds, tea leaves and tea bags soiled cardboard and shredded paper meat, bones, poultry and seafood, including prawn shells (just not the hard shells of oysters, scallops, mussels, and clams) feathers and hair lawn clippings, flowers, leaves and weeds small branches and twigs (no larger than 10 centimetres in diameter - about the thickness of you arm

The contents of the FOGO bin can be recycled into top quality compost that can be used to improve soil quality.

How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all of our potential future opportunity projects and invites all residents to submit their feedback on the Food Organics Garden Organics Community Consultation via the short feedback form that is located below.

How long is the consultation period?

Community Consultation for Food Organics Garden Organics trial opens Monday, 4 October and will conclude on Friday, 19 November 2021

We invite you to be part of our journey!

  • Please complete the following short Food Organics Garden Organics Trial (FOGO) feedback form to Have Your Say and provide guidance to the Council for an understanding of how your household currently conducts waste management.



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