Let's Go FOGO

In November 2022, we began our move to a three-bin service which includes a new FOGO bin. FOGO stands for Food Organics Garden Organics. The City's three bin FOGO system consists of:

  • 240L lime green lid FOGO bin, collected weekly
  • 140L red lid general waste bin, collected fortnightly
  • 240L yellow lid recycling bin, collected fortnightly
  • 7L kitchen caddy and certified compostable liners


Up to half of the contents in our dark green waste bins was organic material. Under the FOGO system we can turn this organic material into high-quality compost. This will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make a positive and lasting impact on our environment.

What goes in a FOGO bin?

Collected WEEKLY, your lime green lid bin should be filled with all your organic waste. It is important to ensure this bin is not contaminated with any of the DON’T items below.


  • Food scraps: meat, bones, seafood, shells, fruit and veg, bread, rice, and dairy (raw and cooked)
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Used paper towels
  • Shredded paper
  • Garden waste: lawn clippings, small branches, weeds and flowers
  • Greasy pizza boxes
  • Tissues
  • Cardboard
  • Compostable liners (AS 4736)
  • Kitty litter
  • Cat and dog poo (only inside a compostable liner)


  • General Rubbish
  • Nappies and Hygiene products
  • Plastic bags and bottles
  • Toiletry items (razors, toothpaste tubes etc.)
  • Plastic bags (only the supplied compostable liners or newspaper to wrap food scraps are to be used)
  • Bricks, sand, soil and rocks
  • Glass or ceramics
  • Hazardous waste, including petrol, gas cylinders, paints, motor oils, garden chemicals and poisons, pool chemicals, cleaners, acids, bleaches and ammonia, medicines and flammable liquids
  • Medical Waste or needles

Visit our information page to help understand what goes in each bin.

Caddy information

The City supplies a 7L kitchen caddy along with certified compostable caddy liners to each household with a waste service. The caddy can be used to collect food scraps before taking these out to the FOGO bin.

If you choose to purchase additional liners, please ensure they are certified compostable and display this symbol.

Every household in the City is eligible for two rolls of kitchen caddy bin liners for the 2023-24 financial year. Visit on of the following centres to collect your bin liners (ID required).

  • City of Nedlands Administration
  • Nedlands Library
  • Mt Claremont Library

Bin Day Information

Your FOGO bin will be collected weekly and the General Waste and Recycling bins will alternate, so you only put two bins out each week.

Your Recycling bin collection day will remain the same.

Check your Bin Schedule here