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Situated in the heart of the beautiful Cape Boland region, Reliance produces certified organic compost. With a passion for quality and building a sustainable environment, we produce compost, which adheres to global standards ensuring a product that does not contaminate the environment. Our compost is tested for bacterial contamination, nutrient levels, insecticide/ pesticide contaminant levels and, of recent note, for radiation levels.
We provide compost to individuals, landscapers, nurseries, municipalities, schools, agriculture, food schemes and NonProfit Organisations to name a few. Apart from sales, we also offer consultation services to businesses about composting and design of production facilities.
Some of the biggest environmental problems South Africa has to face are lack of fertile land, soil degradation and pollution of its rivers and groundwater. One of the main factors causing these problems is the excessive use of chemical fertilizers, but at Reliance, we make it our goal to tackle these problems in attempt to eradicate them.
The main input material for producing Reliance's compost is municipal green waste, as well as alien vegetation that presents an environmental threat in the Western Cape. Each month, we collect approximately 30,000 m3 of chipped green garden refuse from 10 conveniently placed dropoff facilities and landfills around the City of Cape Town.
Over the last decade, we have kept over 18,000,000 m3 of green garden refuse out of already overcrowded landfills. This resulted in reducing over 1 000 000 tons of carbon dioxide gas escaping into the atmosphere, thus mitigating the impacts caused by climate change.
Our composting technology has been approved as a Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction method, according to the guidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Credible Carbon, in accordance with SO 140643 (International Organization for Standardization). Our technology has generated an excess of 500 000 tons CO2 (carbon credits). These are used making Reliance and other businesses carbon neutral.