Soil grows from household waste
WHEN you think of the Biomass Facility in Englands Road, you hardly think beautiful, lush gardens – but that’s exactly what their compost is creating according to local gardening enthusiasts.
Avid gardener Kerri Crossland is one of a number of Coffs Coast residents who have recently become aware of the Biomass Facility’s compost and she wants to spread the word about its merits.
“I spent 30 years out on a farm at Crossmaglen and we had beautiful soil out there,” Ms Crossland said.
“I love my garden and when we moved into town I was a bit sceptical about the soil, it was like concrete. But I wanted a rose garden and someone suggested I get the stuff from the tip.”
Ms Crossland said although she was a regular user of the tip, she never knew about the compost available from the Biomass Facility.
“My daughter’s friend put me onto it and so I put on the trailer and went out and got some,” she said.
“I was blown away by how cheap it was and how good it is. I had over 100 pots brought out with me and nothing died, there are no weeds and it hold the moisture really well. It’s amazing.
“As a substitute to good rural soil I would highly recommend it, it’s excellent. I wouldn’t buy proper soil after trying this.”
The Biomass Facility uses state-of-the-art technology that can turn organic and mixed waste into compost. The materials from your green bin are used to create the nutrient-rich compost
What’s used to make the compost:
All food scraps, including meat, bones and prawn shells;
Grass clippings and leaves;
Soiled paper or newspaper (including tissues and soiled kitchen paper towel);
Flowers and weeds;
Small non-treated timber offcuts;
Prunings, twigs and small branches;
Palm fronds (cut to ensure bin closes);