About Soilco

 
Soilco is a horticulturally focussed business, designing products for the regeneration of soil. Our team has diverse technical skills and work together to achieve desired results for our business and clients.
 
As a pioneer in eco-friendly gardening, Soilco has worked with both industry and government, developing products that set benchmarks in terms of creating recycled organics that are free from pathogens and weeds, and blended in an economically viable way.
 

What Is Green Waste?

 
Green waste is a special type of organic waste that consists of only 100% recyclable waste obtained from gardens and parks. Typically, green waste includes fruit and vegetable scraps, stumps, branches, tree limbs, palm fronds, grass clippings, small branches and twigs, weeds, bark, woodchip and other types of recyclable garden waste. The important thing to note is green waste doesn’t include large-sized logs or animal matter.
 
By the process of composting, green waste can be recycled and put to excellent use. While you can try composting garden waste on your own, it’s typically hard work. Instead, you can hire a green waste skip bin to get your garden waste to a composting facility.
 

How Can This Affect The Environment?

 
When this recyclable material is added to landfills, it takes up large volumes of space. However, the most damaging and concerning impact is that when your green waste decomposes, it can emit harmful gases such as methane, which is a harmful greenhouse gas and has the potential to cause fires.
 

What Can You Do To Help?

 
Firstly, use the green bins that councils supply to residents for your green waste. This will ensure that you don’t have to use the general waste or recycling bins and your green waste doesn’t end up in the landfill.
 
Since we use natural products for compost for agricultural purposes, by recycling, you can reduce deforestation and reduce the amount of our natural resources that we exploit. Your yard waste can be recycled to produce top soil, mulch and compost. All you need to do is be mindful of your green waste.
 

How Can You Create Compost, Soil & Mulch From This?

 

This process doesn’t require any special skills, given enough time, all vegetation will break down into decayed fragments called compost. This can be as simple as piling up your green waste and waiting for it to rot.

 

How Does This Help The Environment?

 
If you do create food or green waste, we highly encourage you to recycle or compost it rather than throwing it in the bin.
 
If food and green waste is added to your household rubbish bin, it’s dumped in landfill. In landfill it decomposes without oxygen (anaerobically). This process produces odorous gases and methane, which has a global warming potential 25 times greater than carbon dioxide. Food and green waste in landfill also produces leachate, a liquid that’s created as material decomposes. This leachate must be carefully managed as it contains harmful substances that can pollute groundwater and waterways if not contained. By recycling your food and green waste you prevent it ending up in landfill, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and odour and leachate production.
 
Composting is a natural process of decomposition using oxygen that is significantly better for the environment. It produces useful materials that can be placed back into the earth to improve soil. Composting turns food and green waste into a range of high quality, natural soil conditioning products such as mulches, composts, blended soils and potting mixes used in landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. These products take food and green waste back to earth, enriching the soil and helping to grow healthy crops and pastures that produce food for everyone. The green waste of today can help grow your lunch for tomorrow!
 
How recycling green waste benefits the environment:
 

    • Creation of high quality compost
    • Reduced waste in landfill
    • Reduced greenhouse gases and leachate generation
    • Reduced odours

 

How the compost assists gardens and farms bloom:

    • Improves the structure of soil, helping it to better retain water and nutrients
    • Improves crop yields and pastures for grazing
    • Supports beneficial soil organisms which helps plants grow
    • Encourages plants to develop deeper root systems making them stronger
    • Reduces the potential for soil borne diseases to develop in plants
    • Reduces pesticide and synthetic fertiliser use

 

That’s Why We’re Here!

 
Soilco proudly collects green waste and transports it to our facilities where it’s converted into compost, soil and mulch. This recycling of green waste dramatically benefits our environment, becoming of use for gardeners, farmers and landscapers.
 

Our Garden Organic (GO) Range

 
Soilco has created a range of Garden Organic (GO) products which can be incorporated into existing soil as soil improvers, protecting the soil as a mulch, or blended with other materials to create growing media.
 
Products in the Soilco GO Range include: