A new, interactive map on The Compost Council Of Canada’s website is the launching point that connects visitors with information about the 313 Canadian composting and anaerobic digestion facilities in Canada along with details on regulations, guidelines and other documents that impact the current and future development of the Canadian organics recycling industry.
“This public information service has been created by The Council to not only acknowledge the tremendous achievements of our industry to-date but also support all organics recycling advocates as we continue working towards realizing our industry’s full potential,” declared Larry Conrad, Chair, National Board of Directors, The Compost Council of Canada. “Whether the priority is waste diversion, water conservation, healthy soils, locally renewable product manufacturing, incorporating proven technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or effective natural resource utilization, the focused attention on organics recycling will deliver measurable gains to any community’s sustainability scoreboard.”
For nearly thirty years, The Compost Council of Canada has been working with industry visionaries to establish organics recycling programs of all kinds. The dedication of organizations and individuals across the country have taken the concept of recycling organic residuals and transformed this into real-life accomplishments that are substantially delivering powerful positive benefits for local economies and the environment.
“From a national diversion total of 275,000 tonnes in 1992/1993, our current survey indicates that over 5.3 million tonnes of organic residuals are now being processed annually across Canada,” said Susan Antler, Executive Director. “Considered as a fundamental essential community service, organics recycling programs, whether supported by composting or anaerobic digestion technology or their combination, have resulted in organic residuals being the #1 material recycled by tonnage in Canada. And yet, the opportunity remains for further exponential industry growth which could double existing capacity.”