Turning food scraps into fertiliser for the city’s green spaces

The City of Sydney has started using a state-of-the-art food dehydrator to turn all the food waste generated in Town Hall House at 456 Kent Street into soil conditioner.

The dehydrator provides a circular method to dispose of organic waste from each of the offices in the building as well as its cafe and caterers.

Around 65 tonnes of food waste is expected to be processed in the machine each year, creating 13 tonnes of high-grade soil product.

The soil will be used in city parks to help grow plants and trees, reducing the need to buy fertiliser.