The Compost Council of Canada is a national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance organics residuals recycling and compost use. It serves as the central resource and network for the compost industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate. 

26th Annual National Organics Recycling Conference
Final Proceedings

Monday | Tuesday

Opening Plenary Session
    For the Love of the Earth™ … COMPOST !
Welcome ! Compost Matters in Niagara Region & Niagara Falls
Alan Caslin, Regional Chair, Niagara Region
Councillor Mike Strange, City of Niagara Falls

From Here to Sustainability: How Compost is the Answer

Concurrent Sessions
  1. Making Plans Happen
    Challenges to a Land Use Planning Approach for Securing Long Term Organics Processing Capacity in Ontario
    Joseph M. Tomaino, MCIP, RPP and Bobbie Thoman, Walker Environmental Group

    Safety as a First Priority: Evaluating Risk at Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Facilities
    Nellie Brown, Worker Institute, ILR School, Cornell University

    The Surrey Biofuel Facility
    Paul Oostelbos, Orgaworld

    Capturing the Organic Fraction of MSW
    Benoit Lamarche, Englobe

  2. SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL : Community Solutions in Organics Recycling from our Good Neighbours to the South
    Food Scrap Reduction, Recovery and Composting in Rural and Small Town Communities
    Athena Lee Bradley, Northeast Recycling Council

    Good News Rising: Organics Recycling Leads by Example in Flint, Michigan
    Amy Freeman, Edible Flint

    The Best Booty of All: Organics Collection and Composting in Buffalo, New York
    Daniel Ash, Farmer Pirates

    Waste to Wealth Composting: Building Healthy Soils and Local Economies
    Linda Bilsens, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)

Concurrent Sessions
  1. PROCESS IMPACTS : Emissions from Large-Scale Composting
    Evaluation of Gaseous and Bioaerosol Emissions from Compost Facilities Comparing Three Feedstocks: SSO, Cow Manure and Deadstock
    Yves Bernard, CRIQ and Geneviève Marchand, IRSST

    Recovering Heat from the Composting Process
    Bob Rynk, SUNY Cobleskill

    Odour Emission Studies at the Region of Peel
    Lambert Otten, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph

    Limiting and Testing Emissions: Experience and New Methodologies
    Geoff Hill, Engineered Compost Systems

  2. Don’t Waste Your Food !
    Sustaining Food Production and Reducing Food Waste
    Ralph Martin, University of Guelph

    Saving Food for Hungry People: A Waste Audit on Donations to a Food Bank
    Susan Antler, The Compost Council of Canada

    Organics Recycling : Updates from Environment and Climate Change Canada
    François Letellier, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Concurrent Sessions
    The Science of Compostable Polymers
    Tom Pitzi, BASF

    Innovative Diversion: Creating a New Soil Product Using Materials Otherwise Being Landfilled
    Rick Vandersluis, TRY Recycling

    Producing Compost Tea with Biofungicidal Benefits
    Yves Bernard, CRIQ

    Thermal Energy from Composting
    Brian Jerose, Agrilab Technologies

    Healthy Soils, Climate and the Compost Connection
    Glenn Munroe and Sarah Robicheau, Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

    How Durham’s Integrated Waste Management System Supports Climate Change Initiatives
    Peter Veiga, Regional Municipality of Durham

    Carbon Pricing and the Waste Management Sector
    Peter Hargreave, Ontario Waste Management Association and Tej Gidda, GHD

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