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October 22, 2021

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

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Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

City Council’s Manager of Commercial Services David Hanna says this is great news for home gardeners and our local agricultural industry.

‘Unfortunately, after the 2019 fire at our waste facility, we had to stop producing compost until we could repair the damaged compost pad area. We have now done this work and have made a few other improvements to our processing system to ensure the quality of our certified organic BIOCycle compost is of high standard.

‘As the processed materials take time to break down into compost, the quantity available to the public will be limited at first but will increase as more is ready to be bagged up ready for home gardens.’

Closing the loop on organics recycling

At the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, Councils is closing the loop on our organics recycling, turning the region’s food and garden scraps into a nutrient-rich BIOcycle compost for local farms and backyard gardens.

Once the contents from kerbside organics bins are brought to the Recycling & Recovery Centre, the material is stockpiled into rows on the composting pad. Food and garden waste is shredded and then processed on an Aero-sorb system, which pushes air through the material, speeding up the composting process and keeping it in an aerobic state. Heat and micor-organisms assist in the composting and killing off any pathogens and weed seeds.

The composted material is then graded and screened to remove plastics and other inorganic materials, and is tested for quality assurance before being released for sale.

The result is a 10mm BIOcycle compost product which is certified organic (BFA Registered Product 11538AI) and can be purchased via the Lismore & Nimbin Revolve Shops.

The bags will be available for purchase from the Lismore and Nimbin Revolve Shops from today. Limited amounts of bulk compost is also available and delivery can be arranged.

For more information, visit www.northernriverswaste.com.au and look under ‘Organics & Compost’ or phone our Contact Centre on 6625 0500.

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