What Happens to my Garden Waste?
The bin with the green lid (garden waste) is emptied by a garden waste truck and sent to a local garden waste processing facility, located in Dandenong South. It is turned into compost and mulch, through a process called in-vessel composting.
Your garden waste helps bring a splash of colour to Greater Dandenong as Council is constantly finding new uses for recycled garden waste.
The compost (final product of your garden waste) is used on a number of garden beds throughout the municipality including Mons Parade and Lightwood Road in Noble Park, Dandenong Park and at the Springvale Council offices.
Using compost instead of man-made fertilisers is a much healthier alternative. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but the end result is better gardens, for our community to enjoy.
Using recycled garden waste also helps to reduce landfill and in turn reduces carbon emissions.
Check out the full process of your garden waste by visiting this website http://backtoearth.vic.gov.au/