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Brisbane Times – Compost stored onsite as greener alternative to landfill

The Woodfordia compost is being stored onsite as a greener alternative to landfill, despite having no current end-use.

Woodford Folk Festival Garbology department area manager Madeleine Radke said that composting on-site was a basic process.

“We water it and turn it, and that’s about it – it doesn’t have an end use,” Ms Radke said.

She explained the process was more environmentally friendly than sending the compost to landfill as it helped reduce transport emissions and methane emissions.

“(In landfill) food waste decomposes where there’s no oxygen and that’s a different type of bacteria that breaks it down in a different way, and a by-product of that is methane.”

Ms Radke confirmed that Garbology was looking at possible end-uses for the compost in future years.

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