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Food and Garden Organics Waste Service - A Community Survey

Council is seeking community feedback on the future introduction of a Food and Garden Organics (FOGO) waste service.

The NSW government has set the target for all households in NSW to have a food waste collection service by 2030, and with Council’s waste contracts ending in 2024, now is the perfect time to start planning our future waste services so they deliver great outcomes for our environment and community.

What is proposed?

Council is proposing for food scraps to be separated in a bench-top container and placed in the green-lidded bin instead of the red-lidded bin.

The green-lidded bin containing the food scraps would then be collected weekly.

However, with the food waste removed from the red-lidded garbage bin, this bin could change from a weekly to a fortnightly collection or be reduced to a smaller size. 

There would be no change to the yellow-lidded bin.

Fill in the survey and have your say

To understand community preferences, Council has launched a survey on Participate Parramatta where you can view the options and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

All feedback from the community will help Council arrive at a best-fit solution.

Complete the survey before 5pm Friday 28 January 2022 and you could win one of 10 x $100 gift vouchers!

If you need assistance preparing a submission, or you would you like information in another language or format, please contact the Waste Hotline on 9806 5544 or

If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know you want to speak to City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language and they will connect you.[ENDS]