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. 

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27th Annual National Organics Recycling Conference
Final Proceedings

Monday | Tuesday

Concurrent Session
  1. Facing Change: Climate Change Impacts and Offset Programs for Organics Recycling
    Agricultural Carbon Offsets
    Paul Jungnitsch, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

    Identifying GHG Emissions for Composting and Anaerobic DigestionScenarios with a Landfill Baseline
    Sophie Taillefer, RECYC-QUÉBEC

  2. Processing Technology and Program Implementation for Organics Recycling
    (Part I)

    Program Implementation from a Constructor’s Point of View
    Taylor Green, Reuben Scholtens and Theo Van Wely, Chinook Resource Management

    Implementation Strategy for Food Waste Collection at the City of Montreal
    Jean-François Lesage, Ville de Montréal

    Optimized Recovery of Organics
    Marco Fontana-Giusti, Suez North America

Concurrent Sessions
  1. Markets for Compost, Digestate and Energy Products
    Calgary Compost Market Research and Expanding End Use Trends
    Ron Alexander, R Alexander Associates

    Spreading Compost on Agricultural Soils
    Mike Lishman, Arlington Farms

    Directing Compost and Digestate to the Appropriate Markets
    Ian McLachlin, A&L Canada Laboratories

  2. Addressing Challenges of the Organics Recycling Industry
    A Review of Odour Management Success Stories at Organics ProcessingFacilities
    Derek Webb, BIOREM

    Fire Risk and Safety Precautions at Organics Recycling Facilities
    Jim Lapp, City of Edmonton

    Key Aspects of Food Waste Processing Technology Selection: Physical Contaminants & Biodegradability
    Daryl McCartney, University of Alberta

    Foreign Debris: Why it Matters and
    What You Can Do
    Michael Stephen

Concurrent Sessions
(1:30-3:00 pm)
  1. Research Matters
    Testing for Compost Maturity in Ontario
    Cecily Flemming, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

    Composting for Destruction of Prions
    Shanwei Xu, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

    Greenbin Agricultural Trials in Manitoba: An Update
    Lord Abbey, Dalhousie University

  2. Supporting Innovation
    Advancing Organic Recycling and Certified Compostable Products
    Isaul Lopez, BASF Canada

    Incorporating Organics in a Zero-Waste Philosophy
    Buddy Boyd, Zero Waste Canada

    Emerging Science Behind the Disappearance of Insects and What We All Can Do To Reverse The Decline
    David Herrington, Calgary Zoo

Plenary Sessions
Processing Technology and Program Implementation for Organics Recycling (Part II)
20 Years of Lean Manufacturing: Concepts to Apply in the Composting Industry
Ted Dirkx, Vermeer

Temperature & the Compost Process: an Exploration of the Failure Mechanisms Behind High Temperature Composting
Geoff Hill, Engineered Compost Systems

Asset Management Practices to Achieve Operational Excellence
Claude Boucher - Dave Bakken, SUEZ North America

Moving In: Combining the Receiving Building with Active Phase Composting
Brian Fuchs, W.L. Gore & Associates

Compost & Organics Recovery News Plant a Row Grow a Row Compost Quality Alliance Compostable

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