Media Release

Stockland Wendouree and GroundUp offer retailers a sustainable solution to waste

11 August 2022

Stockland Wendouree has joined forces with local Ballarat organisation, GroundUp, to recycle coffee grounds and kitchen waste from retailers into nourishing compost for farmers in the region.

GroundUp is the first dedicated service of its kind in Ballarat, offering a sustainable and regenerative solution for businesses by closing the loop between land to table.

Stockland Wendouree Centre Manager, Stevie Wright said: “Our relationship with GroundUp demonstrates Stockland’s commitment to sustainability in its retail centres.

“GroundUp collects coffee grounds and kitchen waste weekly from our centre, delivering the recycled items to regenerative and small-scale farmers to turn the resources into nourishing compost.

“We’re thrilled to see many of our retailers supporting the initiative and making a positive impact, in turn delivering better environmental outcomes for our local community,” Mrs. Wright said.

GroundUp Founder and Director, Eliza Whitburn-Weber said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Stockland Wendouree to help them reach their sustainability goals through coffee recycling and organic resource collection.

“We’re excited to collaborate with the centre’s coffee retailers to create such a positive impact for our environment and the community!” Ms. Whitburn-Weber said.

Since launching in mid-2021, GroundUp has diverted over 60,000 kilograms of used coffee grounds and kitchen scraps from landfill through their resource partners.

This initiative is in addition to Stockland Wendouree’s coffee recycling stations in collaboration with Waste Options.

Follow the links for more information on GroundUp and coffee recycling stations at Stockland Wendouree.