In Australia, 13 million tonnes of organic material are disposed to landfill each year. When disposed to landfill, organic material decomposes and generates methane, a gas that is at least 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, trapping heat and contributing to climate change.
Since our inception some forty years ago, Van Schaik’s Bio Gro been a leading innovator, working in partnership with companies and local councils throughout Australia to achieve optimum recovery of organic material.
This recovered material doesn’t just get dumped somewhere – out of sight, out of mind – to decompose on its own. We capture the full potential of the resource stream by professionally converting the material into high quality and nutrient rich products, tailored for a wide range of horticultural and agricultural applications.
The application of our products to soil also results in a wide range of important environmental benefits. These include improved soil health, water savings, improved crop productivity, reduced need for synthetic fertiliser, improved tilth, and importantly an enhanced ability to mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon within soils.
Diverting just an additional 2 million tonnes of organics from landfill would effectively replace 10,000 tonnes of urea, 1,000 tonnes of phosphate and 5,000 tonnes of potassium sulphate, with the resulting yield improvements delivering another $39 million in Australian farm revenue. Additionally, it would avoid approximately 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and sequester approximately 1 million tonnes of CO2 in soils.
To find out more about our organic recycling services, give us a call on 1800 BIOGRO (246476).
Organic Processing Facility
970 Wandilo Forest Rd
South Australia 5291
80-82 Ordish Road
- Phone: 03 8788 1700
- Fax: 03 8788 1793