Conporec Inc. has signed a 30-month contract, with two one-year optional renewal periods with the Regional Municipality of York, Ontario.
This $22-million contract will allow for the recovery of source separated organics (SSO) at a minimum rate of 25,000 tonnes per year and potentially up to 40,000 tonnes. This organic material will be transformed into first quality compost at Conporec’s La Prade Environmental Park facility located in Becancour, Quebec.
This new facility, which is specialized in SSO recovery, has a Certificate of Authorization to initially treat 40,000 tonnes annually.
In 2008, Conporec will recover more than 65,000 tonnes of SSO waste in its two treatment facilities located in Sorel-Tracy and Becancour. This is an increase of 160 per cent compared to the 25,000 tons processed in 2007. The growth in the amount of waste recovered by Conporec opens the door to the application of complementary waste-to-energy technologies currently under development at Conporec’s La Prade Environmental Park.