FOGO Trial

Thanks to the 1000 households in Bellbird Park and Raceview who participated in our Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) trial. Your feedback has helped us in planning for delivering the best possible organics service to our community into the future.

What's next

On 25 May 2023, Council endorsed the introduction of a City-wide FOGO service. Another 70,000 households will soon join you as the three-bin-system will become a universal core service for all residents in the city.

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has been funding Ipswich Waste Services to undertake Behaviour Change research to assist with the successful implementation of a City-wide FOGO service.

The bin tagging and door knocking activities were part of this research to help reduce the amount of contamination in FOGO bins to produce quality compost.

The funding will also enable us to continue providing a free of charge FOGO service to you until the commencement of the City-wide service. This means your General waste and FOGO service will continue under the current service arrangements.

Your participation and support on FOGO research will go a long way to help us and other councils to deliver the best possible organics service now and into the future.

Thank you for your feedback during the trial and your continued use of the FOGO and recycling services will play a big part in reducing waste sent to landfill.

We are now planning to introduce a city-wide service as part of a three-bin core service in mid 2025. Learn more here.

When will my bins be collected?

To see your collection service schedule, check the bin collector calendar or download the Ipswich Bin App.

FOGO Trial Feedback

See a summary of feedback received from trial participants and what we learnt.

Common questions and comments received during the trial