Compost pad extension reaches halfway point

Compost pad extension reaches halfway point

Extension of the organics compost pad at the Goulburn Waste Management Centre has reached the halfway milestone, with the project expected to be completed by September (2020).

The purpose of the project is to increase the area of existing compost pad, in order to be able to hold and process the larger volumes of organic waste now being collected following the FOGO (Food Organics & Garden Organics) bin rollout.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council awarded the tender in May (2020) for the extension to Goulburn Company Denrith Pty Ltd, who trade as Divalls Earthmoving and Bulk Haulage.

Mayor Kirk said it was great to see significant project at the site of the organic waste pad.

“Council is on track to receive approximately 1800 tonnes of organic FOGO waste this year (2020), and this waste pad is key to us being able to handle this waste into the future.”

“We will be able to comfortably compost the increased volumes we are receiving, eventually being left with a sellable product which will be a brilliant outcome.”

Following the FOGO February (2020) campaign run earlier in the year, and ongoing educational awareness efforts, contamination levels have dropped to below 3% which is a pleasing outcome. Council staff will be undertaking further audit inspections over the coming weeks, and residents are encouraged to call the Waste Info Line on 4823 4417 if they have any questions.

Extension of the compost pad cost $345,181, with 50% of this funding coming through the NSW Government Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

Source: Goulburn Mulwaree Council