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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Purchasing recycled organics

Compost products are designed for specific applications. Selecting a product appropriate to your needs is important to avoid possible detrimental impacts on soil, plant, animal and human health.

Products containing compost include mulches, soil conditioners, potting mixes, blended or organic soils (top soil applications), top dressing, low density soils and playground surfacing.

Compost products are tailored to suit various applications, for example:

  • potted plants
  • home gardens
  • commercial landscaping
  • parks, gardens, playgrounds, sporting fields and other community open spaces
  • horticultural, viticultural and other agricultural applications
  • forestry and mine site applications.

Australian Standards relevant to recycled organics

Australian Standards outline the quality of a range of products containing recycled organics.

Australian Standards relevant to recycled organics or compost are listed below. They can be purchased through an external website.

More information


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Page last updated: 18 November 2016