FOGO bins headed for Wonboyn

Fogo bins will soon be the new norm along the kurbs of Wonboyn.

Fogo bins will soon be the new norm along the kurbs of Wonboyn.

Bega Valley Shire Council is rolling out the FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) kerbside collection service to Wonboyn residents from Friday, December 13.

BVSC Waste Services manager Chris Best said since being introduced just over a year ago, the service has diverted 30 percent of household waste away from landfill and into the council's composting facility.

"On the back of this success, it makes sense to expand the FOGO service. The green-lidded organics bins will start to be delivered to homes within the Wonboyn town limits from the week starting the 9th of December," he said.

A kitchen caddy and compostable food waste bags will also be delivered to those residents.

A letter was posted to all affected Wonboyn residents last week providing detailed information about the changes the new kerbside service will bring.

"I'd also like to let people know that we'll be issuing one more waste voucher to each household shire-wide in preparation for the summer bushfire season, as people start clearing their gardens and properties of unwanted vegetation and other materials.

"We regularly review our waste services to meet community need and we hope that these extra vouchers will enable people to keep their properties maintained in line with NSW Rural Fire Service recommendations as we head into summer," Mr Best added.

People can expect to see the additional waste voucher in their letterboxes from Monday, December

More information about the FOGO service is available on Council's website at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/Waste with links to the Bega Valley Waste App.

For questions about BVSC waste and recycling services phone 6499 2222.