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
The environment needs a bit of TLC. Purearth takes care of the earth by returning all the good stuff, which is usually just thrown out as landfill, back to the soil. It’s about giving back to the earth as well as improving the flow of nutrients. For farmers, starting with good soil means a better crop. A better crop means healthier food
for the rest of us.
A big aspect of good soil is carbon, a part of the earth which is more important that all the money in the world. Carbon in compost helps feed the micro-organisms and in Western Australia’s depleted soils, there’s virtually zero organic carbon. It also helps the uptake of other goodies in the soil. When combined with limes or gypsum, calcium and other nutrients are more readily available and less likely to leech. This improves soil pH and mineral efficiency and water holding capacity is also increased.
Trees play a strong role in our lives as well as Purearth. We call trees the lungs of the earth because they filter
carbon dioxide, turning it into oxygen for us all to breathe. So for every tree we remove, we plant at least five
more to say thanks.
Saving greenwaste from landfill means we’re also saving the environment from higher levels of greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide. Although our naturally farm produces some of these gases through the composting process, it’s in a managed environment. The CO2 from our composting is 21 times less potent than the methane from landfill — a positive step forward.