Family Story

In 1974, SOILCO’s founders, the Emery family, began selling soil from a dairy property and bought a truck for deliveries in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.

We started composting to improve the quality of our soil products in 1985.

Ours was the first facility on the NSW South Coast to receive an environment protection licence for composting and related activities from the NSW EPA in 2002. 

Today, SOILCO processes approximately 100,000 tonnes per annum of food and garden waste for several local government areas.

This regenerative recycling process closes the loop and enables the transition towards a circular economy in Australia.