Ipswich City Council set itself the objective of keeping the environmental, economic and social benefits of recycling food organic and garden organic (FOGO) waste within its local government area. Ipswich City Council partnered with NuGrow to find a sustainable solution, becoming one of the first councils in Queensland to implement a FOGO bin initiative.
This allows residents to place biodegradable waste (eg food scraps, garden clippings, shredded paper, animal manure) into green bins that are sent to NuGrow for recycling. NuGrow provides Ipswich City Council with a cost-effective disposal solution that eliminates double-handling by removing the need for a transfer station. Products manufactured out of the green bin materials are beneficially reused within the community.