Organic Waste recycling – waste streams

Organic Liquid waste recycling

Our liquid waste recycling services are ideal for waste transporters and waste generators – such as shopping centres, food manufacturers, mining and resources companies, industrial operators, civil and building contractors, and asset and facilities managers. Through direct contracts, or via clients’ waste transport or agency providers, we are fully licensed to accept organic and non-organic liquid waste streams.

Liquid waste streams are regulated by strict legislation. We offer a thorough waste questionnaire to streamline the process while ensuring compliance, and our internal HSEQ team supports rapid processing and analysis. When clients are not able to supply the required preliminary information for assessment, we can support the process by undertaking testing on their behalf.

Numerous companies look to NuGrow to support their ongoing liquid waste management and we also work with local regulators to swiftly respond to emergency and natural disaster requirements.

Organic Solid waste recycling

Our solid waste recycling services complement our liquid waste recycling services for many of our clients and also provide a distinct benefit to clients such as fruit and vegetable growers, manufacturers and wholesalers. Through direct contracts, or via clients’ waste transport providers, we are fully licensed to accept organic and non-organic solid waste streams.

The regulatory framework around solid waste recycling can be complex. That’s why an experienced partner with rigorous HSEQ practices is vital. NuGrow is skilled in managing everything from packaged and branded wastes through to contaminated wastes. With clear site acceptance criteria, we support cost-smart, environmentally responsible management of solid wastes.

Our team provides a client-first service for ongoing contracts and is skilled in supporting once-off emergency response needs, with the ability to complete a service in as little as 48 hours from first contact.

Food organics garden organics (FOGO)

FOGO is the next frontier of opportunity for Queensland in relation to sustainable waste management. For councils, NuGrow is the leading and longest-serving FOGO operator in Queensland. FOGO provides an exciting avenue to ensure residential waste is beneficially used to create high-grade composts, rather than going to landfill. NuGrow provides full contract ownership, delivering a simple, proven solution. Our approach uses existing green bin systems to minimise the cost of implementation. We can also support community and school engagement to improve adoption rates. With waste levies and other costs to consider, efficiently-run FOGO services provide taxpayer value while reducing a community’s carbon footprint. NuGrow’s facilities can also be used to bypass transfer stations as our facilities can accept most transport vehicle types, minimising unnecessary vehicle movements.

NuGrow’s FOGO service is also perfectly suited to food industry providers, major event managers, and market/festival operators. Beyond waste collection, we can support clients with recycling education advice as well as direction regarding next generation compostable products such as bags, plates, cutlery, proteins and dairy products.

Ipswich leading the way

NuGrow is the first and only dedicated FOGO operator in Queensland – with Ipswich City Council. We have partnered with Council since 2011 to support a sustainable solution to growing waste streams. This included eliminating double-handling by removing the need for a transfer station, and beneficially using products manufactured out of the green bin materials within the community.

Results from September 2011 to September 2018

A proven, successful model for FOGO ready to mobilise today


Green waste

Our green waste recycling services are ideal for local governments, civil contractors, major project owners and other providers managing land clearing and rehabilitation. We are able to accept all green waste mediums as well as untreated and heat-treated timbers, via delivery to our facilities or on-site grinding and removal.

For on-site services, our mobile plant provides a highly efficient processing advantage. We can grind to a range of particle sizes and leave processed waste on site, including reducing the footprint of treated timbers to avoid undue management costs. Our equipment’s load weighing devices provide real-time waste volume reporting. This further supports cost savings and accurate data collection. We also have staff trained in asbestos and fire ant management, extending the value of our comprehensive HSEQ processes.

For clients seeking a complete removal service, NuGrow offers Queensland’s largest recycling operation of its kind – delivering a true one-stop shop for sustainable waste management.


For more information about our waste recycling services, and how to create savings under Queensland’s waste levy, please get in touch with our team today.