Green Solutions Wide Bay is now taking on the region's green waste after a soft opening at the new facility on Windermere Road this week.
The state-of-the-art business is providing Bundaberg Region residents with a place to dispose of green waste for free, which will then be turned into compost for utilisation across Greensill Farming sites.
According to Damien Botha, CEO of Greensill Farming, the open-window composting facility is a first for the region and a project which was adding to the positive recycling message.
“Our facility provides Wide Bay residents with a free and convenient green waste drop-off and disposal site,” Damien said.
“Raw green waste material received at Green Solutions Wide Bay is turned into compost that will be returned to the soil on our farms to reduce our carbon footprint and create soil biodiversity.”
Green Solutions passionate about the environment
Damien said that Greensill Farming was passionate about the environment and sustainability which is why the local company sought to create the waste facility within Bundaberg.
“It is important to us to find sustainable ways to use and benefit from the natural resources available in our region,” he said.
“Our aim is to provide easy, transparent and effective access to our green waste facility for residents and businesses in our region.
“By utilising our facility, we can all act to reduce our planet’s carbon footprint, combat pollution and enrich the soil by giving green waste a new life.”
Damien said the new business venture had been a very rewarding project for the Greensill Farming team.
“It has been exciting to see the site transform over the past 12 months, nearing completion, and ready to accept green waste from the general public free of charge,” he said.
“Green Solutions has been created to expand the composting program for Greensill Farming.
“This forms an integral step towards supporting our commitment to sustainable farming practices.”
Damien said while the facility was now open to the public, construction was still underway in some parts of the site and an official opening would be held in coming months once complete.
Green Solutions Wide Bay is located at 417 Windermere Road, Qunaba and is open 7am to 5pm every day.
The facility accepts green waste only which includes:
- grass clippings, weeds, plants, shrubs, and vines with no plant pots attached
- tree and bush pruning
- palm fronds
- dead trees or part trees cut into 2m lengths
- palms cut into 2m lengths
- roots with no soil attached
More information is available on the Green Solutions Wide Bay website www.greensolutionswidebay.com.au
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