Published on 23 March 2023
Food scraps and garden waste are the only things now accepted in your green bin, sometimes called the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bin.
New regulations from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) have changed what you can now put in your green bin.
Only food waste, garden waste and the supplied cornstarch bags for your kitchen caddy are allowed in your green bin.
Food scraps and waste like
Sorry but cardboard, shredded paper and pizza boxes, will now have to find a new home.
You’d be surprised what else we find in the green bin collections at times.
Food and garden waste from the green bin is recycled into premium quality compost. When the green bin is contaminated with things that don’t belong this recycling can’t happen.
So what's a no go in your FOGO? These things are a no go -
To find out what goes in which bin and what’s a no go, check the Kempsey Waste App or the A-Z Guide to Waste