Food manufacturers and retailers, primary producers and earthworks contractors will have easier access to cost-saving recycling technology following approval of a multi-million dollar composting facility.

NuGrow recently received final approval from Bundaberg Regional Council to build a $2.5 million organics recycling operation near Childers.

NuGrow Chief Strategy Officer, Peter Thompson, said the state-of-the-art facility would produce up to 30,000 tonnes of high-grade compost and soil conditioner a year from local food, green and other wastes – a beneficial reuse for material that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

The agricultural sector will be the primary end user for NuGrow’s products, placing Bundaberg at the leading edge of environmental sustainability, turning waste into green resources.

“NuGrow’s $2.5 million investment will bring new infrastructure, world-leading technology and skilled jobs to Bundaberg,” Mr Thompson said.

“The new facility will allow the region’s businesses to redirect waste currently going to landfill in Brisbane to be processed into a valuable agricultural resource.

“This will save small and large enterprises time and money on transport costs while enhancing their environmental credentials and reputation.”

Construction on the facility has begun and the first product by the end of 2018.

Businesses that are interested in redirecting their waste to NuGrow, or engaging as suppliers, are encouraged to register their interest.