Sunday, December 17, 2017
ADV---Western-composting

Excellent quality compost fertilising our region

Nicholise Garner September 20, 2017
FILLING UP WITH THE GOOD STUFF…  Working to make high quality compost out of green bin waste, Western Composting Technology site supervisor John King and site manager operations, Ken Martin. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

FILLING UP WITH THE GOOD STUFF… Working to make high quality compost out of green bin waste, Western Composting Technology site supervisor John King and site manager operations, Ken Martin. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

GREEN waste trucks are so high tech these days, they have cameras which take snap shots of the green bin and recycling waste from each household and for any households that accidentally contaminate their green waste bin with non organic matter, a button is pushed, the address identified and a letter is sent out to residents letting them know they have contaminated the green bin. This is important as green waste is delivered to Western Composting Technology and used to create excellent quality compost for use by farmers and gardening supply businesses in our region.

Western Composting Technology site manager operations, Ken Martin said, “Virtually anything organic goes into the green bin and Shepparton residents have a great reputation for the effort they put into recycling. 95 percent of people do the right thing and are careful not to contaminate the green bin. We run education tours to teach people about how their efforts impact the wider region.”

Western Composting Technology are a best practice facility who sterilise and transform 20K tonne of green waste each year into weed free compost. Green waste is delivered to Western Composting Technology, weighed in and processed from all over Victoria, including Shepparton, Benalla, Strathbogie, Surf Coast Queenscliff and Wangaratta and the Moira Shire. The outcome is tonnes of high quality compost that is used again to enrich the Goulburn Valley and surrounds.

Join Greater Shepparton City Council on a free discovery tour of Cosgrove Landfill, Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre and Western Composting Technology.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017. A bus will be departing from Shepparton Library at 9:45am to 12:45pm. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling (03)5832 9700.

For more information on Western Composting Technology, phone 5831 8776.