Three waste streams will be diverted into a value adding composting system locally. The resultant compost and mulch will be utilised in municipal parks, gardens, ovals, street trees and community gardens.
Swan Hill Rural City Council engaged Rawtec to assist in the development of an Organics Waste Recovery Strategy. Rawtec undertook desktop research and consulted a range of stakeholders within the Swan Hill region to better understand the current volumes of organic waste, how it is...
In 2015 Mount Alexander Shire Council assisted a pre-feasibility study led by the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group that investigated bio-energy opportunities across Castlemaine. The 2015 pre-feasibility study confirmed the scale, quality and volume of several waste streams as being suitable for anerobic digestion. The current...
This video introduces CRCLCL's projects looking at international cases that encouraging compost to minimise waste. Australian households have opportunities to utilise composting as a way to achieve sustainable environmental outcomes.
Composting as everyday alchemy – producing compost from food scraps in twenty-first century urban environments
As outlined in this chapter, the achievements of large, high density cities prove the success of managing the problem of food waste by involving residents in reforming their food scraps into the valuable product of compost. In addition to offsite composting, onsite composting would appear...
This report contains summaries of international examples of kerbside collection of compostables in urban environments. It was prepared as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living project: Carbon reductions from composting food waste for food production – fitting recycling models to urban form.
The urban composting research symposium was held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Monday 27 August 2018 to showcase the research undertaken as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living funded project, RP2019 “Enabling carbon reductions through composting food waste for use in growing...