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Organics grant a green light for expansion

Organics grant a green light for expansion

Armidale’s award-winning organics recycling scheme City to Soil is being expanded, assisted by a $208,400 NSW Government grant announced by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall on Monday.

Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray welcomed the Organics Infrastructure grant, which will be used to increase green waste processing operations at the Armidale Waste Management Facility.

“The increased capacity will enable the facility to accept commercial green waste from major operators and domestic organics waste from additional households,” Councillor Murray said.

“Council’s focus will be on effectively bolstering the processing operations and maximising efficiencies before extending the domestic City to Soil program. That will enable us to minimise waste charges for households ahead of a proposed extension of the City to Soil domestic service, including eligible Guyra residents, which is scheduled for 2019.”

He said that would be preceded by a program of information and consultation with Guyra residents.

“Armidale led the way with the City to Soil scheme when it offered the program throughout the city six years ago and this grant is a valuable boost to extend it further,” Cr Murray said.

City to Soil diverts thousands of tonnes of organic waste away from landfill in the Armidale region each year, by enabling residents to recycle their food scraps and other kitchen waste, including cardboard food containers and paper towels. Instead it is combined with garden green waste to produce high quality compost for use by residents, community groups and commercial producers.

Armidale Community Gardens Coordinator Jo Leoni said compost sold through the City to Soil program was an incredibly valuable resource for her organisation.

“We would not have been able to get our gardens to where they are now without the materials from City to Soil,” she said.

Further information about City to Soil is available by visiting the Waste and Recycling page here

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