solution to the processing of organics, following the recent fire at the Biomass
Plant, has been introduced at the Englands Road Waste Management Facility and
will run for approximately ten to twelve weeks until the plant is again
the household greenwaste from Coffs Harbour was sent to the Grafton organics
composting facility as a short-term measure. But the volume of greenwaste we
generated and lack of space available at Grafton, has meant an alternative has
to be found just until the processing plant reopens,” said Mick Raby, Council’s
Director Sustainable Infrastructure.
August 25, a temporary composting site
- using an open windrows method –started operating on the northern side of the
Englands Road landfill.
“Open windrows are essentially long mounds
of material that are turned regularly to help the organics break down and to
minimise temperature. This method will be used to treat the organics from
household green bins, which is mostly garden waste combined with a small amount
of food waste.”
will be approximately 75 metres long and eight metres wide and will be covered
by tarpaulins to help manage the material. The organics material will be processed by Council’s Contractor, under operating conditions set by the
NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).