Wollongong City Council will shake up how residents throw away their household waste.
The council will hold a food organics and garden organics trial later this year.
FOGO aims to divert food and organic waste from landfill, via the red-lidded bins, and into compost, via the green-lidded bin.
A council spokesman said the initiative would increase the life of the Whytes Gully landfill facility and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases.
Residents in selected areas will be able to opt-in to the trial and details will be released shortly.
Councillor Cameron Walters said during a council meeting that a FOGO trial was great initiative that has been added in this year's budget.
"Councillors have now worked towards a point where we comprehensively agree on where we can go with this FOGO trial.
"It will be interesting to see the results.
"If there is an opportunity to expand the initiative then I don't see why we can't."
Cr Walters said the red-bin latches were an example of innovation and said we will find out if "innovation is loved or hated".
In October last year, Jamie Dixon who was vying for a spot on council, launched a petition calling on the council to adopt a Food Organics and Garden Organics service.
Greens councillors Mithra Cox and Cath Blakey supported the campaign and said many residents had contacted the council to request the service.
FOGO has already been rolled out at 32 other councils including Shellharbour and Kiama.
In two years, Shellharbour City Council's FOGO initiative collected more than 4000 tonnes of waste from the green lid bin and reduced landfill waste by more than 3000 tonnes, which equates to a reduction of 64 kilograms per household per year.
A report will be made to councillors after the trial ends in 2020.
The council, waste contractor Remondis and Stanwell Park residents will trial a simple spring device that can be attached to the lid of the domestic waste bin to stop nuisance birds eating waste.
The council spokesman said the bin spring trial would begin shortly and would run for one month.
"The trial is to determine the effectiveness of the bin springs and to ensure it doesn't impact on the waste collection," he said.
"If successful, it is intended the device be made available for purchase by residents seeking a solution to nuisance birds accessing their domestic waste bin."