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Gippsland Regional Organics

Gippsland Regional Organics

Industry leading, sustainable waste management.

Gippsland Regional Organics is an EPA-licensed waste treatment and composting facility owned by Gippsland Water.

Previously known as the Soil and Organic Recycling Facility (SORF), the facility is located on 350 hectares within our 8500+ hectare Dutson Downs property, not far east from Sale.

At Gippsland Regional Organics, we use multiple methods to turn waste into compost – reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Each year we accept up to 250,000 tonnes of waste (including industrial and reportable priority waste) and manufacture approximately 60,000 tonnes of compost certified to Australian standards.

Our Gippsland Regional Organics team is made up of 22 people who work across management, technical, administrative and operational roles.

What types of waste do we treat?

We treat waste from our own wastewater treatment facilities as well as waste from commercial customers. This includes milk and food wastes, oily water, industrial, car, truck and machinery wash water, content from commercial kitchen grease traps, poultry manure and animal effluent, green waste, and food organic and garden organic waste.

About our compost

We manufacture multiple products of varying quality which may be available for sale in bulk quantities. Our products include 10mm screened compost, 10mm screened mature compost, 15mm screened compost, and 15mm screened mature compost.

Our standard AS4454 compliant compost product is the major component of the REVIVE Recycled Compost product, owned by Rosedale-based agricultural services company Gibsons Groundspread.

All four of our compost 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.

More information

For enquiries please contact the Gippsland Regional Organics team on 1800 050 500

Visiting us? We’re located at 1954 Longford – Lochsport Rd, Dutson Downs.

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

Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au