Organics recycling in your home and business
In your home
Recycling organic materials such as leaves, tree prunings, grass clippings and food scraps at home can save the community money and reduce environmental impacts, whilst making your garden healthier and more productive.
Local councils often run composting and worm farming classes, contact your Local Council for more information.
For information on home composting, worm farming and mulching, the Easy Guide series provides good basic information in an easy to read format:
In your business
Reducing the amount of waste generated by your business can save money and reduce environmental impacts.
Recycling is an easy way that businesses can reduce the amount of waste for disposal. Most businesses produce some form of organic waste - whether it is lunch scraps of employees or larger quantities of garden trimmings from landscaped areas. These materials can be either processed off-site by a specialised facility or they can be composted or partially processed on-site.
On-site processing technology options are designed to minimise odour and health risks, but they still need management. It is advisable to undertake careful research before installing an on-site processing system and ask a technology provider to show you existing installations, obtaining references from existing users where possible.
Page last updated: 12 July 2012