It’s the Great & Giant Pumpkin, Canada!
Canada, The Eve of Hallowe’en 2020 – Congratulations to ENGLOBE CORP. for growing this year’s national winner of COMPOST ‘S GIANTS – The Annual Pumpkin Growing Contest of The Compost Council of Canada. The 230-kilogram golden beauty was grown in Englobe’s garden, enriched with their CQA-compost, made from leaf & yard residuals from municipal collection programs within Quebec.
For more info visit our COMPOST’S GIANTS page here
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C’est le concours de la Grosse citrouille au Canada!
Canada, veille de l’Halloween 2020 – Félicitations à ENGLOBE CORP. d’avoir fait pousser la grande gagnante canadienne de cette année dans le cadre du concours Les géants du compost – Concours de la Grosse citrouille du Conseil canadien du compost. Cette beauté dorée de 230 kilos a grandi dans le jardin d’Englobe, enrichie de leur compost AQC fait de feuilles et de résidus recueillis grâce aux programmes municipaux de collecte du Québec.
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for Participating in
The Organics Recycling Conference
Monday September 28th to
Friday October 2nd
Proceedings will be available soon.
d’avoir participé au
Congrès sur le recyclage
des matières organiques
du Lundi 28 septembre au
vendredi 2 octobre
Les comptes-rendus vont être disponible bientôt.
Grow Your Veggie Garden Guide
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.
The Grow Your Veggie Garden WORKBOOK
This veggie gardening “how to” workbook has been a labour of love, written and illustrated with the passionate belief in the power of veggie gardening to provide solutions to many issues of our time.
Keep Butterflies Happy: Plant Them an Oasis!
Yes, you can help save the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), the black-veined orange migratory butterfly that winters in Mexico and travels all the way to Canada in the summer, by planting milkweeds (Asclepias spp.). Its population has been declining for at least 50 years and if the population keeps dropping at this rate, within a generation this emblematic butterfly will no longer grace our fields and gardens. Since milkweeds are the only plants monarch butterfly caterpillars can eat, the media have run with that concept, making the solution seem so simple: plant a milkweed, save a butterfly. What could be easier?
But that’s not enough: only monarch butterfly caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed plants. The adults feed on the nectar of a wide range of flowers and need flowers in bloom throughout the summer, yet milkweeds finish blooming in July. If we planted only milkweeds, the monarchs would starve long before they made it back to Mexico!
Programs of Support
4 On-Line Sessions
4 sessions en ligne
(3 in English; 1 in French)
(3 en anglais, 1 en français)
Each session 2 hours in length
Chaque session d’une durée de deux heures
It’s all about our Soil-Destined Products
Tuesday, March 23rd
(Noon – 2pm EST)
Technical Advances and Case Studies
Thursday March 25th
(Noon – 2pm EST)
Les Stratégies de valorisation des matières organiques
Recyc-Québec • Englobe Corp. • BNQ: Bureau de normalisation du Québec
Mardi 30 mars
(9h30 á 11h30 heure de l’Est)
Tuesday March 30th
(Noon – 2pm EST)