Valuable Resource Materials
Here’s just a few of the many great information documents to help move your organics recycling and compost programs ahead. Need something else? Touch base with us. Our Council has been helping to build the organics recycling infrastructure across Canada for nearly 30 years (and unfortunately, it is still not done) … our archives are rich in information and inspiration.
Technical Document on Municipal Solid Waste Organics Processing
Biodegradable material such as food waste constitutes approximately 40% of the residential waste stream in Canada, therefore diversion of organic materials is essential to reach high diversion targets. The environmental benefits of diverting organic materials from landfill include reduced methane emissions (a potent greenhouse gas), and decreased leachate quantities from landfills. From a life-cycle perspective, other benefits, such as the production of valuable compost and renewable energy, can also be derived from the diversion of organic materials from disposal depending on the processing method selected.
Alberta Compost Facility Operator Study-Guide
Best Practices For Operating An Aerated Windrow Composting Facility
This document provides the operational procedures for processing up to 2,500 tonnes per year of source-separated-organic (SSO) waste and amendment. This is equivalent to the organic waste produced from a population base of about 5,000 persons.
Programs of Support
May 1-7 2022
Thank you for a great 2021 Compost Week celebration, recognizing that everyday can be a good compost day. As you plan for your year ahead please note that International Compost Awareness Week 2022 will take place from May 1st to 7th. Thanks for including this important celebration with your plans.