The new service, which was approved by Council in the 2023/24 Annual Business Plan, rolled out from 4 September and is available to all residents who do not have a green, or Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bin.
Mayor Glenn Docherty said the new service is about working proactively with the community to reduce waste going to landfill.
“Organic matter, like kitchen scraps and garden cuttings, makes up a significant proportion of waste that goes to landfill,” the Mayor said.
“By putting this type of waste in a green bin, we divert it away from landfill and into other uses, like processing for compost or mulch.
“A kerbside green bin makes this process really simple for households and we are hopeful that removing costs associated with the service will encourage more people to take up the offer and help reduce waste going to landfill.”
Mayor Docherty said the community had been big advocates for the introduction of the service.
“Our community has told us they want ways to be more environmentally sustainable,” the Mayor said. “Council has a solid track record of delivering services that we know are important to our community and this is another example of meeting the needs and expectations of residents.”
Households can select either a 140L or 240L sized green bin. Along with the kerbside bin, they will receive a kitchen caddy and a roll of compostable bags delivered to their address.
Requests for the new service are to be directed through NAWMA via nawma.sa.gov.au or 8259 2100.
Frequently Asked Questions - FOGO Green Organics Bin Roll out
See our frequently asked questions on the free green bin rollout.
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