November 2022

Seed funding announced for state-of-the-art organics processing facility

We are excited to announce that we have been chosen as the successful applicant for a $3 million funding grant to establish a regional organic waste processing facility in Southern Tasmania. Funding from the Tasmanian Liberal Government will enable us to construct a state of the art, $14 million in-vessel composting facility at our current pine bark site at Boyer.

Once operational, it will be able to process a significant volume of Southern Tasmania’s organic material in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Click the link below to read the Minister for Environment and Climate Change’s announcement.

Read about Roger Jaensch, Minister for Environment and Climate Change release: Investing in recycling and resource recovery in Tasmania

Seed funding announced for state-of-the-art organics processing facility
August 2022

Barwick’s First Ever School Tour

Did you know that the average household wheelie bin contains between 50-60% organic waste?

Big thanks to Sacred Heart College ’Media Arts’ class for coming to our Bridgewater site and helping design our FOGO education program with this and other facts about organic waste.

FOGO – Food Organics Garden Organics – is a household waste collection service where Councils collect food scraps and garden waste from residents that would otherwise get dumped in landfill and rot anaerobically (without air) – this creates large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas methane.  However when we take FOGO from Councils we convert it to quality compost, mulch and soil conditioners using aerobic decomposition where the methane-producing bacteria cannot exist – this is a win for the environment as well as farmers and landscapers.

Barwick’s First Ever School Tour
July 2021

Barwick’s Fogo receiving shed gets an upgrade

We’re proud to announce that our new fully-enclosed FOGO receiving shed and decontamination facility at Bridgewater is now operating!.

This new facility gives us an all-weather solution for the FOGO decontamination process – wind and rain has no impact on our operations.  Incoming FOGO (food organics garden organics) is put on a series of conveyor belts and contamination screened out by mechanical processes; this is in addition to our staff manually removing any contamination.  Plastic bags, pot plant pots, garden tools, kitchen implements, even the odd item of clothing can now more easily be identified and removed before we send the organic material to be composted.  We also do a second screening after the composting process to triple-check no contamination ends up in our mulches, soil conditioners and composts.

Barwick’s Fogo receiving shed gets an upgrade
Novemeber 2017

Barwick’s announce the opening of a brand new site at Bridgewater

Barwick’s open a brand new site next door to the Brighton transport hub. The new site is located in Bluemetal drive and replaces the Granton site which Barwick’s operated out of for over 40 years.
This site will bring better access and service to our customers.

Barwick’s Bridgewater Landscaping Supplies Store
August 2016

Barwick’s & Tyrecycle partner up to reduce tyres being sent to landfill

We have recently partnered with tyre recycling giant Tryecycle to shred up to 300,000 used tyres per year that would otherwise be heading for landfill.
A 1.5 million dollar plant has now been built at Bridgewater. This plant will provide local jobs and provide a boost to the local econnemy aswell as providing a much needed environmentall solution to the hundreds of thousands tyres that are usually sent to landfill in the state per year.
Used tyres are collected and undergo a primary shreading at the new plant. The shreaded tyres are then sent to Tyrecycles Melbourne plant for further recycling into new products such as building materials, playground soft floors and boat coatings.

In the news:
Tyre recycling facilities could turn oversupply into competitive industry
Tyrecyle and Barwick’s Landscape Supplies open Bridgewater plant to divert old tyres from landfill
Zero waste tyres to landfill in new Tassie partnership a large pile of used car tyres

Creation of Pure Living Soils

In late 2012, Barwick’s in a joint venture with Pure Foods Pty Ltd purchase a major composting manufacturing facility at Interlaken – Oatlands. This site provides sustainable waste management solutions for companies throughout Tasmania, by taking their problem wastes and turning them into a valuable product. Our Pure Compost is not only good for your soil it’s good for the environment.


A new manufacturing plant

In 2009 Barwick’s purchase the Gunn’s Veneer mill at boyer. Relocating the manufacturing & production side of the business from Granton. With that they also purchased a new pine bark screening plant and bark colouring machine.


A new site at Mornington

In 2007 Barwick’s purchased Eastern Shore Landscape Supplies located in the Mornington Transfer Station providing a comprehensive range of landscaping products. This set the scene for an expansion into the retail market.


Purchase of new plant

In 2004 Barwick’s invested significantly into a new pine bark screening plant as well as a new 680hp Redback mulcher to keep up with an increase in demand


New plant & contracts

The 1990’s Barwick’s consolidated its operations by purchasing a high-speed 480hp Van Gelder Mulcher with contracts with major councils in & around Hobart, Barry & Jan’s youngest son Tyronn starts work in the office.


Shreader to Process Gum bark

Barwick’s continued to expand and in 1988 purchase their first shredder for processing gum bark, and with their son Scott taking on the roll as yard manager they was setting the foundation for Barwick’s reputation as a supplier of high quality products.


Landscape Supplies

In 1983 the loss of the ash contract was in hindsight a blessing with the beginning of the landscape supply business with the successful tendering for the removal & sale of Pine Bark from ANM. This saw Barwick’s also purchase Barry’s fathers loam & manure business; this was the start of establishing the Barwick’s name as a major landscape supplier.


A business is born

Barry & Jan Barwick started their business in 1977 operating under the trading name B & J Barwick transporting coal ash under contract for ANM Paper Mill (Boyer) to the mill landfill site.

Barwick’s is a family owned & proud Tasmanian business

In over 40 years Barwick’s has built their reputation as a supplier of high quality products and intend to continue leading the way in the wholesale & retail landscaping supply industry by introducing new products & innovations into the marketplace as well as providing environmental services to various organisations.

the Barwick family