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Waste recycling

Soil and Organic
Recycling Facility

Industry leading and sustainability focused management of waste.

The Soil and Organic Recycling Facility (SORF) opened in 2008.

It is an EPA-licensed waste treatment and composting facility located at our 8500+ hectare Dutson Downs property, not far from Sale.

The SORF accepts and treats EPA prescribed and non-prescribed wastes, most of which are used as part of our composting process.

Some of the wastes we accept at the SORF include tannery wastes, industrial, car, truck and machinery wash waters, content from grease traps in commercial kitchens, milk and food wastes, poultry manure and green waste and other organics. For a more detailed listing of all wastes we accept visit our 'details for commercial customers' page.

We also accept other wastes at the SORF but they are not used in the composting process. These include synthetic mineral fibres such as household insulation materials and content from septic tanks.

Our compost is the major component of the REVIVE Recycled Compost product, owned by Rosedale-based agricultural services company Gibsons Groundspread.

Our composting products meet the strict requirements set by AS4454 - the Australian Standard for Composts, Mulches and Soil Conditioners, with the following data captured to demonstrate compliance:

  • Batching records showing process inputs
  • Temperature and moisture records
  • Dates showing when a windrow was turned
  • Lab analysis and in-house testing results
  • Approvals for product movement, screening and Final Product Batching & dispatch

Every batch we produce is also independently tested by National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratories.

The SORF has a team of approximately 23 staff which is made up of Management, Technical, Administrative and Operational personnel.

We manufacture multiple products of varying quality which may be available for sale in bulk quantities. For enquiries contact 1800 050 500.

About us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Contact us

55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Fax: (03) 5174 0103

Interpreter service: 1313 450

TTY: 1800 555 677