Welcome to Charton & Bang, a company committed to providing practical solutions to help farming continue forever.

We are currently producing compost in the Riverina area and working towards producing fertilisers from organic ingredients.

Our Products

At our facility near Leeton in NSW, we process agricultural by-products to produce very high quality compost for use back into agriculture. We’re aiming for very low contaminant levels, and very high levels of the types of complex carbon molecules that help soils function at their very best.

We have two product lines of high quality compost. One is made using straw and cotton gin trash, and the other using straw and chicken manure.

Our composting process transforms the raw ingredients into rich, earthy smelling compost. The composting process removes weed seeds and pathogens creating a safe product for your soil.

We sell our products by the cubic metre in minimum loads of 10 cubic metres. You can pick up yourself or we can arrange delivery. Smaller loads only by special arrangement.

Our cotton based product start at $100 per cubic metre

Our chicken manure based product excludes GMOs and starts at $125 cubic metre

We can provide agronomic advice on amounts to use, and when and how to apply.

About Us

Charton & Bang founders after receiving council approval to construct their compost facility.

Charton & Bang produce high quality compost at Murrami in the Riverina, NSW on a farm that has been in the family for 100 years in 2021. Their focus is on using agricultural wastes to make products that help create farming systems that are more resilient, more profitable and easier to manage.

Charton & Bang were founded by three people: John Barton, Virginia Barton and Matt Chang.

John Barton is from the 4th generation of a farming family based immediately across the road from this facility. He has worked on a wide range of farm types in labouring, managerial and research roles. After retraining in science as an adult, John has spent the last 10 years working on the meeting point between science and the hard practicalities of large-scale commercial compost operations. John has had a hand in the production of nearly 1 million cubic metres of compost in this time (around 1 million ute loads), and has helped design, commission and support 5 new commercial scale compost facilities around Australia.

Virginia Barton is from the 3rd generation of the same farming family as John. She was born and raised on the property across the road. Virginia handles client liaison and project management for Charton & Bang. After studying at the University of New England she has spent the last 20 years in Legal Publishing in various editorial and management roles for Thomson Reuters, rising to Head of Analytical Law for Asia Pacific.

Matt Chang is of Malaysian origin, where he was instrumental in growing the operations of the family swiftlet farming operation, producing nests for bird’s nest soup. Matt is now based in Australia and handles accounting and logistics for Charton & Bang.


We can be contacted by phone by calling John on 0427 411 350

We want to just put our email right here, but that leads to more spam than you can compost in a year. If you want to contact us by email, using the contact form below goes straight to our email. Just make sure that you put your email address in so we can get back to you!