Into the truck: Collected every week, your Green Cart gets emptied into the smaller compartment in our split-packer trucks.
Where it Goes: Organics are hauled to the Circular Waste BC facility in Duke Point.
What Happens: The operators empty the organics into an enclosed building, where they remove any visible bags of garbage or plastic that contaminate the load. The organics facility does further screening of the material to remove non-compostable materials, then it is composted indoors to control the moisture, temperature, and timing to get a good quality product. Once it's done processing inside, the compost is brought outside to be aerated and cured.
- The worst offender for contaminating the organics stream is plastic bags. Plastic should never be put into the Green Cart, unless it's liner that is certified compostable with a visible logo on the bag.
- Odours are controlled by creating a negative-pressure environment inside the facility, then circulating the vapours through bio-filters.