Upgraded compost site to reduce landfill waste

Central Goldfields Shire manager engineering services Ron Potter, chief administrator Noel Harvey and design and projects officer Grant Rogers at the upgraded compost facility at the Transfer Station.

The Carisbrook Transfer Station’s compost facility has recently been upgraded, helping to further reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

The upgrade, which was completed by Ultra Project Services, included construction of a 296 metre squared open-sided shed, significant extensions of the compost processing area and underground drainage which has eliminated previous drainage issues.

Other upgrades have also included placing the existing curing bay and composting area under cover which will allow for a more consistent product and will improve the health and safety of employees and community members.

Central Goldfields Shire manager engineering services Ron Potter said the shire’s compost facility is helping to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

“In 2010, the council started a trial for in-vessel FABCOM composting which turns food and green waste from urban Maryborough into compost,” he said.

“Council wanted to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill and food waste is the highest component in collection bins, up to 50 percent is food waste. We wanted a local solution to reduce our waste.”

For more on this story see Page 4 of The Advertiser, Friday, July 6

Comments are closed.