Engineered Timber is NOT for FOGO

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Engineered Timber is NOT for FOGO!

Engineered timber, also known as composite wood, man-made wood, or manufactured board, are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibres, together with adhesives. Formaldehyde and other nasty chemicals are found in resins that act as a glue in the manufacture of pressed wood products. Treated or engineered timber, all fall under the broad category of Building Waste and cannot be put into the FOGO bin. It is essential that these products are taken to a licensed waste disposal facility.

Your FOGO bin is for Food Organics and Garden Organics. It’s a great way to reduce food waste going to landfill by comingling it with grass clippings, branches and other green waste. When it comes to timber and wood, it can be tricky to identify what’s fine for FOGO and what is not.

If you require further information about what can go in your FOGO bin please contact Remondis Australia on 1300 362 360 or


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