About us

At Jeffries we have had our hands in South Australian soil for generations, growing strong since 1842. Driven by wholesome family values and innovation, we have developed world-leading organic recycling technologies and collection partnerships.

Combining our passion and process the team at Jeffries delivers premium compost, soil and mulch for farmers, viticulturists, landscapers and home gardeners. Together, we are securing the future of healthy soil for generations to come.

Organics recycling

We receive and process much of metropolitan Adelaide’s green organics through council kerbside and business collections, as well as food organics from hotels, supermarkets, schools, office buildings, food processors and manufacturers.

Landscape and garden supplies

We offer a range of popular Jeffries-manufactured compost, soil and mulch products. They are available at retail outlets across South Australia or provided directly to landscapers, civil contractors, schools, local government organisations and home gardeners. For larger jobs, bulk landscape products can often be spread with our unique PowerScaper service.

Horticultural products

We cater to vineyards, vegetable growers, orchards and turf management specialists with our range of Australian Standard and NASAA certified organic compost, soil, mulch and top-dressing products. Our knowledgeable team also arrange and supply custom blends.

Recycled organics is just part of our business

The best recycled products on the market

Jeffries composts, soils and mulches are of the highest quality on the market. They are used in commercial projects, landscapes and growing applications, especially vineyards and vegetable growing, but are also used in home gardens (making tomatoes taste like real tomatoes all over Adelaide!).

Adding nutritional benefits to soil, increasing soil carbon, improving water retention and reducing water evaporation, using Jeffries products can help increase crop yields and grow healthier plants.

When you choose a Jeffries compost, soil and mulch, you are choosing the safest and cleanest recycled organic products on the market.

What goes into Jeffries products?

The green organics received at Jeffries are from most of metropolitan Adelaide’s council kerbside collections. In addition, organics collections from supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and food processors are a rapidly growing market, with commercial enterprises seeking a green alternative to the disposal of their organic waste.

Large quantities of tree trimmings, street sweepings and end-of-life wooden pallets make up much of our clean green and clean timber inputs. We also accept liquid organics from various sources including grease traps, stormwater, wineries and food processors.

Technology turning organics into a quality product

We pride ourselves on having an innovative approach to processing organics.

We start by sorting our raw materials – garden trimmings, food scraps, tree prunings, liquid organics, wood chips – pretty much anything that once grew.

We then compost the organic material using our customised aeration system for six to eight weeks. Once matured, the sweet smelling compost is sorted through our state of the art Recycled Organics Sorting System (ROSS). This is where the majority of inorganic pieces that have historically been a major problem for compost processors are removed using innovative, mechanical, technological and manual sorting techniques.