Launceston council's FOGO bins are now in 40 per cent of eligible households within four years of them being introduced.
Launched in October 2017, the food and garden organics collection service offered Launceston municipality residents the chance to sign up for the new service and has since received 10,000 registrations.
Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said the reception to the bins was higher than they had expected when they were first brought out.
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"When we initially launched the FOGO collection service three years ago, we had the goal of registering 10 per cent of Launceston households," he said.
Cr van Zetten said council had noticed that when one bin was registered in any given street there would often be a few more that followed which drove up FOGO users.
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"People register, use their FOGO bin for a few weeks, recognise what a useful service it is, and let their friends know. Once we get a registration in one street, we usually get three or four more in quick succession afterwards," he said.
On average in Launceston 140 tonnes of food and garden waste is thrown away each fortnight.
Launceston council sustainability team leader Michael Attard said the uptake of the service had multiple positives.
He said the waste was supplied to wholesalers as well as put to use in both City and Riverbend parks.
The bins come at a one-off cost of $65 for those wishing to register for their use.
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