About Us

Zero to Landfill Organics was established in 2009 with our first client, Spur Head Office in Century City, Cape Town. We started by composting only 196 kg of food waste per month at Soil for Life in Constantia, Cape Town. In 2010 we moved to a larger composting site located at the Business Place in Philippi and in 2013 we moved to our current site located on the farm Geduld also in Philippi. In 2012 we started composting animal mortalities in partnership with Pet Farewells to prevent welfare animals from being landfilled and by 2013 we were composting 35 tons per month of organic waste. In 2016 with the severe drought that was hitting the Western Cape we needed to find an alternative source of moisture for our compost heaps, and after much research, started accepting fat trap waste. Now in 2019 we compost between 100 and 200 tons of organic material per month and have several waste logistic companies using our facility to compost waste from their clients

Company History

August 2009

Our First Client

Spur Head Office, Century City appoints us as their service provider to compost all their garden and food waste generated at their office.
2009 - 2010

Composting at Soil for Life

We increase our volumes of food waste and do all our composting at Soil for Life's garden in Constantia, Cape Town.

Composting at The Business Place, Philippi

After out growing Soil for Life, we move to The Business Place, Philippi composting over 35 tons of food and garden waste per month

Geduld Farm Composting Site, Philippi

Our third move to our current site has enabled us to increase the amount of waste we compost to 150 tons per month using a front end loader

Animal Mortality composting trial

In partnership with Pet Farewell's, we trialed animal mortality composting as an alternative to land filling welfare animals.

Avian Flu Outbreak

We assisted the Department of Agriculture with on-farm composting of the huge numbers of poultry mortalities caused by the Avian Influenza outbreak in the Western Cape.

Compostable Plastic Trial

Conducted compostablility trials for various types of compostable plastics under home composting and industrial composting conditions.

Tulbagh Zero Waste Project

Established a composting facility in Tulbagh to compost food and garden waste diverted from landfill by the Zero Waste Project run by WAAI

Our Partners and Clients