Compost & Green Waste

Compost Facility

The composting site, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is located at the Redruth Eco-Centre. The site processes greenwaste, foodwaste and paper waste eg soiled paper and shredded paper from the green bins, transfer stations and commercial greenwaste. The site is owned by Council.

A full explanation of the composting process is contained in the One Planet ebook.

For a talk about or tour of our composting facility, please contact Council on 03 6877 200.

Composted Product and Availability

Product

Description

Timaru

Geraldine

Pleasant Point

Temuka

Premium
20 litre bags

12mm-suitable for veges and flower beds

Lawn Conditioner
20 litre bags

Very fine- lawns only

Premium
Bulk 1/3 m³

12mm-suitable for veges and flower beds

 

Standard
Bulk 1/3 m³

25mm- suitable as mulch

   

Compost Sales

As set by Waste Management Ltd

  • Bags available at all transfer stations
  • Bulk compost available at Timaru, Geraldine and Temuka Transfer Stations
Type $
20 L bag - Premium5.00
20 L bag - Lawn Conditioner 10.00
Standard per tonne (minimum charge $20.00)100.00
Premium per tonne (minimum charge $24.00) 120.00

Quality and Guidelines

Timaru Eco-Compost meets the NZ Compost Standard NZS 4454:2005.  Read the brochure for details on application and health advice.