Food Scraps Recycling Service

Submissions closed on 08 June 2023, 11:59 PM


The City of Ryde is exploring the possibility of introducing a Food Scraps Recycling Service (also known as Food Organics, Garden Organics or FOGO) as part of our domestic waste management provisions. The NSW EPA Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy (WASM) requires that councils provide food and garden waste collections to all NSW households by 2030.

The Food Scraps Recycling Service would include the collection of food scraps and garden organics, which will then be processed into compost.

We would like to hear your thoughts on this proposed service and whether you would be willing to pay for this service as part of your existing Domestic Waste Management Charge. Your input will help us make an informed decision about whether to implement this service in our community.


You can Have Your Say on the Food Scraps Recycling Service  in a number of ways including by completing the online survey below, via e-mail or post.

All submissions must be received by Thursday 8 June 2023.

Online Survey

Provide your feedback by completing the online survey and you can go in the draw to win one of thirty (30) $20 Top Ryde City gift vouchers. Please see our full terms and conditions for more information.

Submissions have now closed.

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Food Scraps Recycling Service

Privacy Notification

Personal information collected from you is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The supply of information is voluntary, however if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Council may be unable to process your application or request, or consider your submission. Please note that the exchange of information between the public and Council, may be accessed by others and could be made publicly available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act). If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

If you require more information about the Food Scraps Recycling Service, or are unable to make an online/written submission, please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222 or email

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.