EPA shows easy way to compost


To make it easy to understand what happens with the organic waste collected from green lid bins, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a new 15-minute training video for food waste warriors, council officers and other professionals working with organics.

EPA Organics Manager Amanda Kane said the Composting for Professionals video is a highly useful introduction to organics recycling for anyone interested in understanding more about what happens to food organics and garden organics (FOGO) when it’s collected at the kerbside.

It draws on content from the EPA’s online Compost Facility Management course, summarising key elements of the process including compost science, processing technologies, regulations and licensing and application to land.

“We’ve condensed a detailed 8-module training course into a 15-minute video to give people working in the organics space a snapshot of everything they need to know about the processes and rules governing FOGO in NSW,” Ms Kane said.

“The video builds on the EPA’s commitment to reduce waste to landfill, decrease emissions from organics, improve compost quality and support a healthy, economically viable organics industry.”

The video is aimed at professionals working in the food and garden organics waste management sector, from council waste education officers to compost sales reps and equipment suppliers.

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