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A-Z of what can and cannot go into the FOGO bin
  • A
    • Adhesive labels and tape - NO
    • Animal droppings - NO
  • B
    • Baking Paper - NO
    • Barbecue Skewers (bamboo) - NO
    • Biodegradable plastic bags - NO
    • Bones (Meat and Seafood) - YES
    • Branches <10cm diameter - YES
    • Bread (crusts, stale or mouldy) - YES
    • Building material - NO
  • C
    • Car parts - NO
    • Cardboard - NO
    • Cartons, such as milk or juice cartons (including lids or caps) - NO
    • Cat Litter - NO
    • Ceramics - NO
    • Cereal - YES
    • Certified compostable packaging, cutlery, containers, cups, straws, stirrers - NO
    • Charcoal - NO
    • Cheese - YES
    • Chewing Gum/Bubble Gum - NO
    • Chicken bones, skin, scraps - YES
    • Chopsticks (wooden or bamboo) - NO
    • Clothes - No
    • Coffee grinds (without pods or other packaging) - YES
    • Compostable liners that don't have the Australian standard AS4736-2006 - NO
    • Compostable liners with Australian Standard AS4736-2006 (for lining your caddy only) - YES
    • Cooking oils/fays (small amounts absorbed by newspaper or mixed into vegetable scraps are ok, large amounts should be stored in a container and brought to a chemical clean-up event) - YES
    • Corks (any type) - NO
    • Curries (best if frozen) - YES
  • D
    • Dairy products - YES
    • Dental floss/pick (any type) - NO
    • Dirt - NO
    • Dog or cat faeces - NO
    • Dust - NO
       
  • E
    • Egg cartons - NO
    • Egg shells - YES
    • Expired food (without packaging) - YES
  • F
    • Feathers (only fresh plucked chicken feathers) - YES
    • Fish, bones, skin and scraps - YES
    • Fish & Chip paper - NO
    • Flowers - YES
    • Food in containers (only food can go in FOGO but not the container) - NO
    • Food scraps - YES
    • Fruit, peel, cores, seeds and scraps - YES
  • G
    • Garden Cuttings - YES
    • Glass bottles and jars (including lids and seals) - NO
    • Grains - YES
    • Grass Clippings - YES
    • Green/Eco/Calico/Hessian/Reuseable Bags - NO
  • H
    • Hair, human or pet - NO
    • Hay or Straw (only products made from clean wood, timber, hay or straw can be accepted. Anything made with super-absorbent product may contain plastic and cannot not go into your FOGO bin) - YES
    • Household waste - NO
  • I
    • Ice cream container - NO
  • J
    • Junk mail - NO
  • K
    • Kitty litter, clay, paper based or plastic - NO
  • L
    • Leather products, bags, shoes and other - NO
    • Leaves - YES
    • Leftover cooked food - YES
    • Logs, larger than 10cm in diameter - NO
  • M
    • Magazines and glossy paper - NO
    • Meat bones and skins - YES
    • Meat scraps (raw or cooked) - YES
    • Medical waste - NO
    • Metal Tins and Cans - NO
    • Milk (including non-dairy milks) - YES
    • Mouldy food - YES
  • N
    • Nails, human and pet - NO
    • Napkins/serviettes - NO
    • Nappies (including compostable ones) - NO
    • Needles and syringes - NO 
    • Newspaper (for lining your caddy or wrapping food only, newspaper pages are accepted but not the entire paper) - YES
    • Nuts, including shells and husks - YES
       
  • O
    • Oil (small amounts absorbed by newspaper or mixed into vegetable scraps are ok, large amounts should be stored in a contianer and brought to a chemical clean-up event) - NO
    • Oyster shells - YES
  • P
    • Paints and poisons - NO
    • Palm fronds and Palm tree nuts - NO
    • Paper, shredded or dirty/oily - NO
    • Paper bags (except for lining your caddy - Recycle first) - NO
    • Paper napkins - NO
    • Paper or plastic condiments sachets (e.g. sugar, salt, pepper sachets) - NO
    • Paper plates - NO
    • Paper towels - NO
    • Pasta (cooked or uncooked) - YES
    • Pet food - YES
    • Pet poo - NO
    • Pet hay or straw (only products made from clean wood, timber, hay or straw can be accepted. Anything made with super-absorbent product may contain plastic and cannot not go into your FOGO bin) - YES
    • Pizza boxes - NO
    • Plant cuttings - YES
    • Plant pots - NO
    • Plastic bags - NO
    • Pruning <10cm in diameter - YES
  • R
    • Recyclable items - NO
    • Recyclable plastic containers - NO
    • Rice (cooked or uncooked) - YES
    • Rocks - NO
  • S
    • Sand - NO
    • Sauces such as tomato sauce or relishes (without packaging) - YES
    • Seafood and shells - YES
    • Seeds - YES
    • Shellfish waste - YES
    • Shredded Paper - NO
    • Skin, fish, chicken - YES
    • Soil - NO
    • Straw or hay (only products made from clean wood, timber, hay or straw can be accepted. Anything made with super-absorbent product may contain plastic and cannot not go into your FOGO bin) - YES
  • T
    • Tea bags - NO
    • Tea leaves - YES
    • Textiles, bedding, cleaning cloths, carpets - NO
    • Timber (untreated, unpainted, uncoated <10cm in diameter - YES
    • Tissues - NO
    • Toilet roll, paper towel cardboard inners - NO
    • Toothpick - NO
    • Twigs and sticks <10cm in diameter - YES
  • V
    • Vacuum waste - NO
    • Vegetables, peels, cores, seeds and scraps - YES
  • W
    • Weeds - YES
    • Wipes, including compostable ones - NO
  • Y
    • Yoghurt - YES
  • Z
    • Zuchinni - YES

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