Organics Processing Facility

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The Tweed Organics Processing Facility


Tweed residents’ food and garden organic waste is now being processed at a new, state-of-the-art facility at the Tweed Recycling and Landfill Centre at Stotts Creek - the largest of its type in the Northern Rivers

The $7 million Tweed Organics Processing Facility will turn organic material, collected in green kerbside bins from across the Tweed, into useful compost.

Up to 25,000 tonnes of food and garden organics can be processed annually on site – with the compost soon to be made available to households, farmers and businesses as well as being used on Council-maintained parks and gardens.

The facility has been constructed on behalf of Council and will be operated by NSW organics recycling business Soilco for the next 10 years.


Sustainability

The facility will function as an enclosed composting facility which will also be environmentally sustainable with features such as a 99KW solar power system. Rainwater will be captured for processing operations and all wastewater generated in the processing of organics will be reused in the composting process.

The facility is a key step in Council’s long-term ‘zero waste’ commitment.


Soil

There will soon be 170 to 180 tonnes per week of compost available from the facility for the community and to return to local soil.


The new facility:

  • has the ability to keep even more organics out of landfill
  • will meet the future needs of the local community and businesses
  • will give back to our local environment and community, enriching our food and vegetation
  • will make available a variety of composts, soils and mulch blends for local residents


Soilco Operations Manager Mark Emery and Acting Project and Operations Officer Wes Knight inspect the new facility at Stotts Creek.




This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.


The Tweed Organics Processing Facility


Tweed residents’ food and garden organic waste is now being processed at a new, state-of-the-art facility at the Tweed Recycling and Landfill Centre at Stotts Creek - the largest of its type in the Northern Rivers

The $7 million Tweed Organics Processing Facility will turn organic material, collected in green kerbside bins from across the Tweed, into useful compost.

Up to 25,000 tonnes of food and garden organics can be processed annually on site – with the compost soon to be made available to households, farmers and businesses as well as being used on Council-maintained parks and gardens.

The facility has been constructed on behalf of Council and will be operated by NSW organics recycling business Soilco for the next 10 years.


Sustainability

The facility will function as an enclosed composting facility which will also be environmentally sustainable with features such as a 99KW solar power system. Rainwater will be captured for processing operations and all wastewater generated in the processing of organics will be reused in the composting process.

The facility is a key step in Council’s long-term ‘zero waste’ commitment.


Soil

There will soon be 170 to 180 tonnes per week of compost available from the facility for the community and to return to local soil.


The new facility:

  • has the ability to keep even more organics out of landfill
  • will meet the future needs of the local community and businesses
  • will give back to our local environment and community, enriching our food and vegetation
  • will make available a variety of composts, soils and mulch blends for local residents


Soilco Operations Manager Mark Emery and Acting Project and Operations Officer Wes Knight inspect the new facility at Stotts Creek.




This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.


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