Alcoa celebrates worm farm success

Visitors Cam Turner and Donald Sutherland, site manager Kelly Roberts and Pinjarra Refinery manager Simon Pascoe at the worm farm.
Visitors Cam Turner and Donald Sutherland, site manager Kelly Roberts and Pinjarra Refinery manager Simon Pascoe at the worm farm.

OPERATING 24 hours a day and employing thousands of ‘workers’, the Alcoa Worm Farm turned 20 last week.

Established in September 1995, the worm farm is a central part of Alcoa Pinjarra Refinery’s waste minimisation program. During its operation it has helped divert more than 1.7 million kg of organic waste from landfill.

To celebrate the milestone, guests and employees enjoyed a worm farm tour, a history presentation and worm-themed cupcakes.

Pinjarra Refinery manager Simon Pascoe said recycling and material reuse had been part of Alcoa’s business practices for many years.

“The worm farm is a tangible example of our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle,” he said.