Food needs to be treated differently from other waste to be recycled into compost. And it’s basically the same process whether you compost at home or via your organics bin that goes to a compost processing plant, also known as an ORF (Organics Reprocessing Facility).
Organics (food and garden waste) need to be separated into their own pile where micro organisms and worms can churn, turn and chew them. The compost creates heat to kill the bad stuff, and if the moisture is regulated nature does what it does best … it makes healthy beautiful soil. Turning our spoils into soils If you want to get into organics recycling join dirtgirl, scrapboy and Costa the garden gnome – who are obsessed with getting NSW to make and use amazing compost – over at compostrocks.com.au