Leading the Way in Feeding the World– From Waste to Plate

Monday 26 August 2019

For the first time in Australia, local Albury Wodonga businesses will be able to dispose of their organic waste in a dedicated collection and processing service.

As part of our Halve Waste initiative, we are giving your business the opportunity to play a part in the revolution to keep food waste out of landfill.

Waste management in Albury Wodonga has transformed over the past 10 years, progressing in leaps and bounds.

Less than a decade ago, 198,000 tonnes of waste was coming into the Albury Waste Management Centre (AWMC), with only 24% of this being recycled.

Since implementing a range of innovative solutions, including a wide-spread education campaign, we are on track to Halve Waste by 2021. AWMC now receives 165,000 tonnes of waste per year, and 55% is recycled. This reflects a significantly reduced intake of waste and increase in recycling.

We have been recovering residential food waste since 2015, now it is time to recover commercial food waste.

We are working in partnership with Bio-Renewables Riverina to collect and process food waste in the Albury Wodonga region. This food waste will be transformed into a beneficial soil conditioner. In keeping with circular economy principles, the food waste will go back to making more nutritious food!

How it works

This service works cooperatively with any commercial or council waste service that your business may already have in place.

The Bio-Renewables team will make personal visits by appointment to meet interested business owners and assess their requirements for separating and disposing of food waste. This tailored approach means you receive an affordable and safe service specifically designed to meet the needs of your business.

You will be provided with bins and instructions on how to simply place your food waste in the organics bins provided by Bio-Renewables Riverina and they will be collected.

Once collected, the food waste is taken to Wodonga transfer station where it is aggregated and taken for processing into high-quality humus fertiliser. The organic fertilisers produced are used by local farmers in broad acre, horticulture, viticulture and other agricultural activities to replace chemical fertilisers.

When it will start

The program has already started, so you can call now to book a consultation.

“We are looking forward to working with businesses to separate clean food waste and support Halve Waste and local farmers”. - Mark Pobje, Sales and Commercial Manager

Visit the Bio-Renewables Riverina website if you would like to find out more about why and how you can help us Halve Waste in Albury Wodonga.

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The tomato plant on the left was grown over the same period as the plant on the right using fertiliser produced by Bio-Renewables Riverina.