THE BENEFIT OF
The compost is made through a process called Covered Static Pile Forced Aeration. It sounds technical but the hardest part is getting the balance just right.
Greenwaste is delivered to the farm and checked for any rubbish or non-compostable bits, while liquids are processed in the receival hall. Machines process the greenwaste down to a size that’s suitable for composting. It then goes into the receival shed where its mixed with liquids and organic waste. Once all the ingredients are added, the material is moved to concrete pads where air and water are introduced at measured levels, and any excess liquid is drained and reused. After the process is complete the material is removed from the pads for a maturation period and then gets screened for making it into saleable product.
Then it’s time for the actual composting to begin. Pipes and fans deliver the optimum amounts of water and air to the greenwaste, creating the perfect temperature to ‘cure’ the compost. After about three months, the finished material is stockpiled and ready to go.
THE BENEFIT FOR OUR COMMUNITY
THE BENEFIT FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT
THE BENEFIT FOR OUR NEIGHBOUR
Community is important to us at Purearth. You can’t operate a local family business for more than 40 years without it. We’re well-known in the Perth Hills area, not just for our compost but community involvement. Whether it’s coaching the kids footy team or cooking the BBQ for a fundraiser, we jump in and get the job done. We also like to employ locals in both Purearth and Little Loads because we figure they know the area, and our customers, best.
A few people asked questions when we decided to start making compost. “Won’t it stink?” they said. Not the way we do it. (If you’re interested in how we avoid any bad smells, have a look at the FAQs). We take care of our neighbours by throwing the occasional bag of compost over the fence. Sharing is the neighbourly thing to