Council spreads news of certified compost brand

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Bunbury Harvey Regional Council chief executive Tony Battersby is excited to announce the launch of the compost brand 360 Organics.Picture: Nicolette Barbas
Camera IconBunbury Harvey Regional Council chief executive Tony Battersby is excited to announce the launch of the compost brand 360 Organics.Picture: Nicolette Barbas Credit: Picture: Nicolette Barbas

Bunbury Harvey Regional Council is proud to announce a new brand of organically certified compost for the community and industry.

Closing the gap on organic waste in the South West, 360 Organics is a first-class product that takes waste and turns it into compost.

Council chief executive Tony Battersby said it has been exciting to see the project come together.

“We always wanted to brand the product but wanted to wait for the right time,” Mr Battersby said.

“With 360 Organics we are in a lucky position as there is a huge requirement in WA soils for carbon to be put back into it so it can start living and breathing again.

“We’ve got the product ready to go and with the rainfall coming in, people are buying in bulk.”

Mr Battersby said the compost is a great addition to any soil profile at home or on farm.

“Any producers looking to harvest organic produce, be it wine, fruit, vegetables or even livestock now have the option to purchase an organically certified product,” he said.

“It’s all completely sealed and doesn’t come with any odours and provides environmentally friendly organic nutrients that feed plants for much longer than synthetic fertilisers.

“We have also been working with Main Roads who are looking at using our compost on their Bunbury Outer Ring Road project, which is a big deal for us.”

The regional council has also received approval to build a new compost facility at its Stanley Road Waste Management Facility.

“At the moment the waste is sorted at our Dardanup site but the approval to relocate it over here will be great for us,” Mr Battersby said.

“We will be licensed to compost 35,000 tonnes of waste, providing additional environmental benefits to the South West and participating local governments.”

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