A green solution for your organic waste

Composting is a great way to divert a large amount of your organic waste from landfill, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint

This natural and viable recycling process produces a highly valuable soil additive that’s used in agriculture and landscaping.

Many organic wastes such as garden refuse, vegetable scraps and some wood products, can be successfully composted. Organic sludge waste can be dewatered on site and added to the composting process.

We compost over 18 500 tons of green and organic waste a year for our clients, and conduct regular testing on all organic waste that is composted to ensure a high quality, nutrient rich organic compost is produced.

Let us assess the organic waste that your business generates to determine its suitability for composting.



Benefits of compost:

• It diverts organic waste from landfill, saving on rapidly declining landfill space and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
• Any organic waste sent to landfill produces methane - a harmful greenhouse gas nearly 20 times worse for the environment than carbon dioxide - when it breaks down.
• It improves the soil structure necessary to help plant growth
• It increases the water retention properties of the soil
• It moderates soil ph levels and helps suppress plant diseases
• It improves soil fertility and provides valuable plant nutrients in the form of a slow release fertiliser
• Using compost to grow crops helps reconnect nutrient cycles and improves soil fertility by increasing the organic matter content in the soil


Ploughing back into agriculture

TractorSuitable organic wastes from industry and municipal services are treated and spread onto agricultural fields to partly replace inorganic fertilisers.

This helps farmers reduce their costs and their reliance on inorganic fertilisers, which contain large amounts of nitrogen (energy intensive to manufacture) and phosphate (a non-renewable resource).

Maintaining sustainable agricultural production is dependent on ensuring the long-term fertility and quality of our soils in which compost plays a vital role.

We adopt stringent controls to ensure compliance with all legal requirements. This includes testing materials regularly as well as ensuring it is not stored for long periods before being spread onto agricultural land.


Worm farming at the office

Worm FarmVermiculture, or worm farming, is a form of composting that uses a special species of earthworm to produce high quality compost.

The earthworms feed on the organic matter and produce compost within about six to eight weeks.

A worm farm is a great way to recycle the smaller quantities of organic waste generated from your office kitchen or canteen.

Not only will it divert organic waste from landfills – where it would produce toxic methane gas – it would also provide compost to improve the growth and appearance of your office plants and gardens.

Moreover, it’s a great tool to educate your staff about composting and recycling initiatives.

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Oricol has been deemed an “essential service” by the provision of waste removal services.
We will therefore make ourselves available to provide waste management services to your company, should you be operational during the lockdown period. Please note it is essential to notify us if you will be requiring our services over this period in order for us to adequately prepare our staff to be available to render the service.
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