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All you need to know about waste

From our FOGO initiative to what's happening with the Jackson Street Landfill and our recently revised Waste Management Strategy, you can find it all here.

To find out if the Jackson Street Landfill is currently open, visit this website for real-time updates and a webcam showing toll booth traffic:

Got a waste question? Email us at or call us on 03 6216 6800.


FAQ - FOGO Exemption Policy

FAQ - Landfill Extension

FAQ - Household Waste in Glenorchy (link to GCC website)

What goes where? Handy Guide to Waste and Recycling

Hard to Recycle Items? Local Drop Off Locations

Tips - Keeping your FOGO caddy and wheelie bin clean

Tips - Compostable bags and FOGO caddies

Tips - Composting Tips for the beginner

Tips - Reducing Food Waste - how to save money on grocery bills

Tips - Reducing Food Waste - template meal plan

Tips - Plastic Free Storage

Tips - Repurpose your clothes!

Tips - Make your own Beeswax Wraps

Tips - Make your own cleaning products

Tips - 40 ways to reduce waste in the home

Fact Sheet - New 3rd Waste Bin (FOGO)

Fact Sheet - Kerbside Recycling

Fact Sheet - Glenorchy Landfill Extension


  • When is my waste and recycling collection day? Zoom in to find your street, or enter your address (GCC online map)
  • Download Recycle Coach - Glenorchy Council's free app with handy reminders on waste collections, public holidays and free tip days (external site)
  • Is your wheelie bin damaged or missing? Click here to report a problem (.pdf, 975 KB)
  • What goes in what bin? Can I get a bigger bin? And other kerbside waste collection questions answered (GCC website)


Watching our Waste - resource for parents and teachers (video, 1min 20sec)

FOGO - Public Information Session with Auslan translation (GCC YouTube video, 6min 52sec)

FOGO - Meet your kitchen caddy! Handy tips (GCC YouTube video, 54 sec)

FOGO - Meet your FOGO wheelie bin! Handy tips (GCC YouTube video, 36 sec)

FOGO - What happens to FOGO waste? (GCC YouTube video, 42 sec)


Waste Education Workshops for the community and other Council waste reduction initiatives (GCC website)

Waste-wise Advisory Group - community volunteers with great waste reduction habits

Waste Ambassadors - local Glenorchy businesses that work hard on being waste-wise and eco-conscious

Take the Pledge! Tell us if you are a Waste-wise Warrior!

Glenorchy's Waste Management Strategy (2019 revision) (.pdf, 1772 KB)

FOGO: thanks a tonne Glenorchy!, Sept 10, 2020 (full article, Our Glenorchy newsletter excerpt, pg 3)

Art competition raises awareness about waste, June 2, 2020 (Glenorchy Gazette)

What happens to your FOGO waste? April 8, 2020 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Save on grocery bills by reducing your food waste, March 4, 2020 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Invitation to join one of 4 FOGO Public Information sessions, 7-8 Jan, 2020 (Mercury Newspaper, social media, GCC website)

FOGO starts February! Jan 2020, pg 8 (Glenorchy Gazette)

What's up with our recycling? Dec 2019, page 6 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Council Decisions: FOGO Exemption Criteria, Nov 2019, pg 24 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Love your landfill...because every bit helps, Sept 4, 2019 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Gwen Harper: Glenorchy's new FOGO girl, Aug 7, 2019 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Glenorchy welcomes new organic waste collection service, May 8, 2019 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Council Decisions: FOGO resolution adopted, Mar 25, 2019, pg 21 (Council Minutes)

Glenorchy Council to tackle organic waste, Mar 9, 2019 (The Mercury newspaper)

FOGO bin collection proposal for Glenorchy, Nov 5, 2018 (Glenorchy Gazette)

Going to the tip? Check the Jackson St Landfill website for real-time info on tollbooth traffic and any weather closures: