Our BIOcycle compost is magic for your garden

At the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre we are closing the loop on our organics recycling, turning organic material collected from homes into nutrient-rich BIOcycle compost for local farms and backyard gardens.

The certified organic BIOcycle compost is magic for any garden and is suitable for use by organic farmers and producers.

Once the contents from kerbside organics bins are brought to our facility, the material is stockpiled into rows on the composting pad. Organics and green waste are mulched (shredded) twice and then allowed to break down to compost in rows. The composting rows are turned regularly and maintained at a temperature greater than 60 degrees Celsius to kill off pathogens and weed seeds for at least three months.

The composted material is then graded and screened to remove plastics and other inorganic materials.

We produce a 10mm BIOcycle 10mm compost product (see below) which is certified organic (BFA Registered Product 11538AI) and can be purchased via the weighbridge at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre from 7am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am-1pm Saturdays.

BIOcycle Compost 10mm is $35 per cubic metre

Bulk prices and delivery are also available. For more information phone 1300 87 83 87.

Important site safety information:

  • Please keep children inside your vehicle at all times.
  • Beware of heavy machinery and trucks while on site.

Important information for compost users:

  • Products have been composted for a minimum of 12 weeks before sale, however not all weed seeds will be destroyed.
  • Keep the compost and mulch at least 5cm away from the base of all plants.

There are health warnings around the use of mulch and compost. For information please read our Compost & Mulch Safety Guide.