Nambeelup: composting company C-Wise says recycling more than ‘putting plastic bottles in recycling bin’


C-Wise chief executive Andrew Maiden, and co-owners Andy Gulliver and Dave Cullen.
C-Wise chief executive Andrew Maiden, and co-owners Andy Gulliver and Dave Cullen.

NAMBEELUP composting company C-Wise live and breathe the concept of turning waste into something useful.

The company recycles anything from restaurant grease traps, paints, oil sludge, food remnants and animal carcasses.

Co-owner Dave Cullen said with Christmas around the corner, we should remember recycling isn’t just about putting plastic bottles into the recycling bin.

“It’s looking at anything that has been living at some point and then thinking up a way where this waste can be used so that it doesn’t end up in landfill” he said.

“The products we create are carbon-rich, which is essential for healthy soil and what is grown in that soil.

“I guess we’re the ultimate environmental warriors; our mission is to help the environment by reducing waste and also growing better plant-life through the products we create.”

The waste products brought into the company are from a wide range of different industries, such as livestock, hospitality and local government, that would usually end up in landfill.

Mr Cullen said their compost products would be used in more than 40 different types of areas including turf, vegetable crops, fruit crops, and home gardens.

“We find customers often have very different requirements, and we enjoy the challenge of providing solutions” he said.

“We don’t see waste, we see a potential resource.

“We’d like everyone to start seeing their waste material in this way – and then we might affect change on a bigger scale.”

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