Sludge to compost

Last updated 09:52 27/10/2012

Relevant offers

Wastewater sludge from Hamilton's 145,000 residents is about to become worm food rather than heading to the landfill.

Hamilton City Council's Finance and Monitoring Committee yesterday gave the green light to a new vermicomposting proposal, under which more than 12,000 tonnes of sludge will be diverted each year.

It will instead go to a vermicomposting operation at Tokoroa where it will be mixed with paper pulp and laid in rows to break down and compost and the end product can be used as fertiliser or soil conditioner.

Councillor Daphne Bell said it was a move in the right direction to minimise waste and make good use of waste material.

Ad Feedback

- Waikato

Special offers
Opinion poll

Do you agree with David Rankin's call to abolish Maori royalty?

Yes

No

I'm undecided

Vote Result

Related story: Call to end king's reign

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Become a fan of The Waikato Times

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news

• Story ideas: Email or call 07 849 6180
• Website ideas: Email or tweet us
• Subscription & delivery - 0800 806 180 or email
• Buy a photo
• View the Digital Edition
• Contacts@Waikato Times
• Advertise on waikatotimes.co.nz

Celebrations- small - Waikato

Celebrations

View marriage and birth notices from around the region

Deaths- small- Waikato

Death Notices

View obituaries from around the region

My subscription

The new easy way to put your Waikato Times delivery on hold or report a missed or damaged paper