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Edmonton's new facility

Equal in size to almost eight football fields, the facility will transform residential waste into compost. Combined with the city's other recycling activities, the facility will help divert close to 7...


Equal in size to almost eight football fields, the facility will transform residential waste into compost. Combined with the city’s other recycling activities, the facility will help divert close to 70 per cent of residential waste from landfill. The facility is owned and operated by TransAlta under a 30-year agreement with the city. Approximately 300,000 tonnes of waste will be sent to the facility each year, including municipal solid waste and biosolids. The facility will produce about 125,000 tonnes of compost annually, which will be jointly marketed by the city and TransAlta.

The Composter is a key component of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, a wide variety of modern waste initiatives that includes a landfill gas recovery plant, a leachate treatment plant and a MRF. Representing over $870-million in public and private capital investment, the site is being developed into a centre for applied research, demonstration and training.

Contact Connie Boyce at 780-496-5407 or connie.boyce@gov.edmonton.ab.ca


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