Green Solutions Wide Bay officially opened its state-of-the-art green waste management facility on Saturday morning.
CEO Peter Greensill said local community response to free green waste establishment had been on hold since operations began in March.
In the first few weeks of the doors opening, Peter said Green Solutions Wide Bay created 200 tonnes of compost, which quickly grew to 400 tonnes.
He said the team was thrilled to know the end product would end up in the ground to rejuvenate the earth.
Peter said the idea of leaving the land as it was found, or if not better, has been a priority for the past few years.
“It’s been many years in the making. Thinking about how we can sustainably do what we do each day so that when we pass we can pass the land on to the next keepers in a better way, in a more fertile way than we have found, ”he said.
“I’ve always been a little thirsty to know how we could do things better, in a more sustainable way and allowing us to be a little more respectful of our planet every day, while improving the economic value of our land. . “
Peter said the compost product produced at Green Solutions Wide Bay was a remarkable tool that has helped farmers repair some of the damage done over the years.
He said the impact on the earth could now be repaired by returning some of the carbon that had been lost over generations through the compost.
Peter said the end goal would be to create 40,000 tonnes of compost per year, which would make a big difference to the agricultural soils in the area.
He thanked the Bundaberg Regional Council for the support given to the project.
Mayor Jack Dempsey congratulated Greensill Farming on the grand opening of Green Solutions Wide Bay.
He said creating green waste compost is environmentally friendly as it reduces waste to landfill and creates a circular economy.
“These are exciting times,” said Mayor Dempsey.
“The new facility provides a foundation and inspiration for other initiatives that will benefit our community and the environment.
“It offers residents of the Bundaberg region a convenient opportunity to drop off their green waste free of charge. “
Mayor Dempsey said Bundaberg Regional Council shares Green Solutions’ goal of providing easy, transparent and efficient access to a green waste management facility for residents and businesses.
“The council is looking for ways to help with the collection and transportation of green waste,” said Mayor Dempsey.
“It’s exciting to see the Windermere Road site transform over the past 12 months and now accept green waste from the general public free of charge.
“The Council recognizes the importance of converting the region’s green waste into sustainable uses such as compost, bioenergy and biofabrication.
“It is important to reduce carbon emissions, reduce waste and leave our region a better place for future generations.
“Congratulations to everyone who helped build and operate Green Solutions Wide Bay.”
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