Veolia Epping Organic Resource Recovery Facility
Veolia Organics facilities help divert organics from going to landfill and recover these valuable resources for healthy plant growth. Veolia's Epping Organic Resource Recovery Facility processes source separated garden organics through an open windrow composting platform.
480 Cooper Street, Epping VIC 3076
Epping Enquiries: (03) 8401 4270
General Enquiries: 13 13 35
Monday: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Friday: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 3:45pm
Sunday: 8:00 - 3:45pm (Whittlesea residents only)
Trucks not accepted on Sundays
Keep up to date with our holiday operating hours here.
Restricted hours may apply on some public holidays. For information regarding opening hours, fees, acceptance criteria or other site-specific information, please submit our online enquiry form or call Customer Service on 13 13 35.
What is on-site at Epping
- Organic Resource Recovery Facility (ORRF)
The most environmentally sustainable solution to the recycling of organic matter
The facility has the capacity to process up to 65,000 tonnes per year of organic material, including garden organics from 5 councils. This material is converted into high quality composts and soil conditioners.
The composted organic products are tailored to meet market demands, and the process is designed to consistently deliver this outcome. Incoming feedstocks are carefully blended in proportions that ensure the resulting compost meets end use requirements, with parameters including correct moisture content and ratios of nitrogen and phosphorous.
The mixed organics are composted in an open windrow composting process, which enables the temperature and moisture levels in the compost to be monitored and controlled, optimising the breakdown of the organics and destroying pathogens. After 8-12 weeks, the windrows have matured and the compost can be screened and tested for sale.
Veolia Organics Epping ORRF produces various products – many of which are accredited to the AS4454 Australian Standard – that are then sold to nurseries and landscapers.
Accepted Waste Types:
- Garden vegetation
- Wood Waste
Environment and Safety
At Veolia we take our responsibility to the safety of people and the environment seriously.
All visitors to Veolia facilities must observe site safety requirements, including wearing enclosed footwear at all times.
Veolia Environment Report Hotline
Veolia has a dedicated Environment Report Hotline for anyone living, or working, near one of our facilities in New South Wales and Victoria.
The hotline has been set up to receive feedback on environmental matters which are sometimes associated with recycling and waste management facilities – like odours, noise, dust and mud tracking.
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your call will always be answered by a real person - not just an automated message - who will enter your feedback and forward it immediately to the staff at the facility. This allows us to take immediate action to determine the cause of any concerns you may have, and gives us the best chance of rectifying the situation quickly.
A Veolia employee will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours with feedback on your report.
To provide your feedback, please call:
NSW/VIC - 1800 ENV REP (1800 368 737)