Victorian councils Surf Coast Shire Council and Borough of Queenscliffe have awarded their green waste acceptance and processing contract to local firm Corio Waste Management.
Mat Dickens, CEO Corio Waste Management, said the new contracts will allow the firm to build a new organic waste sorting and pre-processing facility in the Geelong suburb of Moolap to accept kerbside and commercial food wastes.
News Corp reported the $500,000 waste facility is expected to be completed in 2018, with the capacity to process up to 35,000 tonnes of green organic material a year.
“We own an alternative waste treatment facility in Shepparton where this material will be transported with our fleet of fuel-efficient Scania G480 trucks. Using tunnel technology, the composting process takes only six to eight weeks. More traditional processes can take up to 20 weeks,” Mr Dickens said.
“Corio Waste Management has long-term contracts from Greater Shepparton City Council, Moira Shire Council, Benalla Rural City Council, Strathbogie Shire Council and Wangaratta Rural City Council to process food and garden organics.
“Looking ahead we plan to tender for the operation of the open windrow facility in Anakie currently being constructed by the Greater Geelong City Council but in the long term we want to build, own and operate alternative waste treatment facilities in this region to process food and garden organics and other higher risk feedstocks, particularly food wastes.”