Organics Fund Projects

Below is a summary of projects that received funding from the Metropolitan Organics Strategy Fund.
(‘Lead’ organisations received the funding for the projects which were carried out in conjunction with their ‘Partner’ organisations).

OrganisationProject summaryFunding

Lead: Department of Health and Human Services

Partner: Melbourne Health

Recycling food waste from the Royal Melbourne Hospital

Funding allowed for the purchase of an on-site organic processor to recycle food waste from the hospital.

As part of a broader project, the Department of Health and Human Services also produced an organics recycling guide and calculator for people who manage operations in food service organisations.


Lead: City Of Melton

Partners: Friends of Melton Botanic Gardens

‘Back to Earth’ at Melton Botanic Gardens

To create garden beds that showcased the horticultural benefits of compost derived from kerbside collection of green waste.


Lead: Garden State Mulching Services

Partner: Maroondah City Council

Undercover receival and decontamination of garden waste for transfer to a composting facility.

Funding allowed for the construction of a building for all weather decontamination and on-site litter reduction prior to bulk haul for composting.


Lead: Knox Transfer Station Pty Ltd (trading as Yarra Ranges Recycling Services)

Partner: Yarra Ranges Council

Coldstream green organics receival and compost sales area upgrade

Funding allowed for the construction of a sorting pad and product bays for sale of mulch and compost products at the Coldstream Recovery and Waste Transfer Station.


Lead: SUEZ Australia

Partner: City of Whittlesea

Increase recovery of currently unmarketable oversize organics processing by-product

Funding allowed the installation of sorting equipment to enable removal of contamination from the oversize material which results from the composting process. The sorting equipment enables capture of increased quantities of compost from the oversize material, increasing in organics recovery and enhanced removal of contamination


Lead: Moreland City Council

Food waste recovery hub

Funding supported a community managed vermiculture (worm farming) system for use by the community to enable recycling of household food waste. The project included a 'how to' guide for other councils and community composting hubs


Lead: City of Monash

Improvements to green waste bay to reduce contamination

Funding enabled the construction of a green waste bay to improve sorting and reduce contamination.


Organics Fund Case Studies

Last updated: 20/05/2020