New organics waste facility opens

Dulverton Waste Management has finished constructing a state-of-the-art organics recycling facility in Latrobe.

The fully contained composting facility is now capable of handling more than 50,000 tonnes organic waste per year. The facility has enabled the commencement of food organics and garden organics (FOGO) services across the Cradle Coast region, as well as supporting more efficient composting operations for aquaculture, dairy, brewery, poultry and other primary industries.

The Dulverton Organics Treatment Facility has been supported by $9 million of grant funds as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Organic Waste Processing Grant Program and the Australian Government’s Regional Recovery Partnerships, in recognition of the statewide public and industry benefits provided by this site for problematic organic waste management.

This facility will allow for controlled conditions to optimise composting timeframes, pasteurisation and to manage any waste by-products. 

Additionally, this new facility provides a more cost-effective, environmentally beneficial alternative to disposing food waste straight to landfill.

More information on organics and food waste is available on the waste and resource recovery section on our website​.


Picture (L to R): Dulverton Waste Management Chair - Paul West, Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Board CEO - Hugh Christie, Dulverton Waste Management CEO - Veronica Schilling and Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Board Chair - Pam Allan.