Scot MacDonald
FUNDING TO HELP REDUCE ORGANIC WASTE IN LAKE MACQUARIE
26th Feb 2018

Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd has received a $480,360 NSW Government grant to install new equipment to decontaminate and process oversize stockpiles of organic waste at its Cooranbong facility, which will help reduce the amount of organic waste that goes to landfill.

Touring the facility on Friday afternoon, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the Organic Infrastructure Grants program supports waste operators to help manage organic waste sustainably.

This grant will fund installation of equipment that will process organic waste into high quality biofilter material, mulch and fine-grade mineralised compost. The psroposed equipment is a state of the art, one-pass solution to decontamination of organic materials.

“Through the Organics Infrastructure grants, the NSW Liberal National Government is working with councils and businesses to tackle organic and food waste at a community level,” Mr MacDonald said.

These grants support new infrastructure to improve waste facilities, increase processing capacity and fund new equipment, like refrigerated vans and freezers, to enable food relief agencies to collect more donated food.

Australian Native Landscapes was one of 15 projects to share in more than $5 million under this round of funding.

Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd is a privately owned family company in its 47th year of operation and operates 7 composting and organic waste processing facilities across New South Wales. They are currently investing a further $2.5million in upgrades to its Cooranbong facility to improve the site’s production and quality systems.

“These projects together will increase NSW’s organics waste processing capacity by more than 83,700 tonnes, ensuring less food and garden waste ends up in landfill,” Mr MacDonald said.

For more information visit:
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/organics-infrastructure-fund