The SoilFood™ System is a proven process that produces two pathogen-free reusable resources: organic fertiliser and water.


The system is installed on-site (eliminating waste transport costs and emissions) and reduces the volume of food waste, as well as converting any remaining waste into a nutrient-rich organic soil enhancer.

This fertiliser is scientifically proven to improve soil condition and plant health. In using the SoilFood™ System, organic waste is diverted from landfill, thereby reducing methane and leachate creation from rotting organic matter.

How it works

Soilfood - How it works

By heating and shredding the waste, a controlled  dehydration process is carried out to evaporate the moisture content. This is then condensed and can be used for irrigation or other grey-water applications. The solid product remaining is a dry biomass that is only 10 - 15% of the original volume of the waste, and is rich in concentrated nutrients. It is sterile and free from weeds, seeds and pathogens, making it an ideal soil amendment. The biomass is also suitable for use as a compost enhancer and as a component of biomass fuels.

Soilfood process

Benefits of Soilfood™ System

Soilfood - Nutrient Rich Fertiliser

Nutrient rich fertiliser:
The SoilFood™ System produces a nutrient-rich, high-quality organic fertiliser that can be used on gardens and crops

Soilfood - Reduction of Methane and Leachate

Reduction of methane and leachate:
Implementation of the SoilFood™ System ensures a reduction of organic waste in landfill. This saves landfill space for other purposes and eliminates anaerobic rotting of the waste which would have generated methane and leachate.

Soilfood - Eliminating Carbon Emissions

Eliminating carbon emissions:
Using the SoilFood™ System eliminates the carbon emissions that would otherwise result from transporting the waste to disposal sites

Soilfood - Grey Water

Grey water:
The SoilFood™ System generates condensed water effluent that can be used as grey water within your business.

Soilfood - No additives

No additives:
The SoilFood™ System requires no additives such as water, wood chip sor microbes for processing the waste.

Soilfood - Economic Payback

Economic pay back:
As well as the other benefits, there’s the potential for cost-savings due to the long-term reduction or elimination of the fees involved in hiring skips or bins for waste removal and disposal.


Federal and State Governments are increasingly willing toutilise the income from landfill levies to finance initiatives to encourage diversion of organic waste from landfill. Examples of this include: the NSW EPA Bin Trim Rebate scheme under which Eco Guardians is accredited as an assessor. Sustainability Victoria also offers funding towards the implementation of diversion systems.


Brisbane Conference & Exhibition Centre
Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Award
 2016 Energex Award for Sustainability in Business
2015 Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Award

South Melbourne Market
Sustainability Vic Institute of Public Accountability Award
2018 Local Government Professionals Award
2017 AORA Award for Sustainability in Business

Brisbane Conference & Exhibition Centre
AORA Award for Sustainability in Business
UK Award: Stadium Design & Development Innovation
City of Melbourne Award: Contribution to Sustainability by a Business
Green Sports Alliance award
Sports Environment Alliance Change Solutions Award

McConnell Dowell
APGA Environment award

SoilFood™ System Machine Options

Gaia - SoilFood
Gaia -  Soilfood
Gaia - Soilfood

“Cabrini Health has used the SoilFood System with great results over the last 18 months. The main hospital has two units, and these process some 250 –300 kilograms of food waste each day. This has reduced our landfill weight by 75-80%, and has the side benefits of reducing odours and flies in the waste management area.”

Mike Taylor - Environmental Programs Manager

“We are doing this to clean up our laneways, and are achieving90% reduction in waste to landfill. We have greatly reduced truck movements in the area for waste collections and we are achieving a 60% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions.”

Deputy Mayor Arron Wood - City Of Melbourne

‘As the South Melbourne Market’s owner, the City of Port Phillip is very passionate about sustainability. These exciting new organic products add to a suite of green initiatives we've been introducing to help us lighten our environmental footprint, creating a more sustainable Market today and for the next generation. Diverting our food waste from landfill significantly reduces both our greenhouse gas emissions and leachate which pollutes waterways. Every two tonnes of waste diverted from landfill has the same greenhouse gas reduction effect as taking a car off the road for a year.’

Mayor Bernadene Voss - City of Port Phillip

‘Installing Eco Guardian’s SoilFood System food waste dehydrator has significantly reduced our greenhouse gas emissions and markedly reduced our waste removal costs. We now create SoilFood, a rich organic fertiliser which is in hot demand by our market patrons. Eco Guardians have added an important step in our journey to continually improve our sustainability initiatives.’

Bill McMaster - Prahran Market Operations Manager

"SESL Australia has worked with Eco Guardians in the development of its SoilFood™ fertiliser. Independent testing and pot trials have demonstrated the efficacy of the product and its quality as an organic fertiliser. The work has shown how resources such as waste food can be directed to beneficial uses, thereby contributing to sustainable food production."

Declan McDonald, Senior Soil Scientist - Horticultural Scientist

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#4 is australia's Ranking

in the world's top food wasters (per capita)

8.9 billion of food

is waste in Australia annually

80% reductions

in business waste contributions to landfill can be achieved with our SoilFood System