Lake Compost Giveaway

Filed under Council, Environment & Pollution, News ~ by Press on  3 Jun 2019

Kerbside green waste returned to residents as free compost.

Lake Macquarie City Council is giving away compost that has been processed from food and garden waste collected through the green bin service.

Senior Waste Officer Hal Dobbins said residents need to book quickly to secure their spot in one of the eight giveaway sessions over the weekend of 15 and 16 June.

Giving away compost to residents closes the loop on food and garden waste produced in Lake Macquarie,” Mr Dobbins said.

Operated by REMONDIS Group, the Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility has been processing organic waste collected from residents’ kerbside green bin since July last year, converting it into high quality, pasteurised compost.

Mr Dobbins said up to 44,000 tonnes of food and garden waste could be diverted from landfill each year.

Some of the compost produced at the facility goes to local landscapers and the agricultural industry.

Council will continue to give away compost to residents for free throughout the year at a number of events.

The compost will also be used to improve soil quality at our sports grounds, parks and other public facilities.”

The giveaway will take place at the Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility, located within the Awaba Waste Management Facility, 367 Wilton Road Awaba.

We want to share the compost in a way that helps many gardens to grow, so we are giving away one ute or trailer load per household,” Mr Dobbins said.

Staff will load the compost onto residents’ trailer or ute.”

He also reminded people attending the giveaway that all trailers and other vehicles receiving compost need to be covered before leaving the site and when driving on public roads.

Compost Giveaway

Bookings are required because tickets are limited:
Proof of Lake Macquarie City residency is required. Not for commercial operators.

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