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New state of the art compost facility in B.C.

After five years on research and development, Carney's Waste Systems in the District of Squamish, B.C. opened a cen...


After five years on research and development, Carney’s Waste Systems in the District of Squamish, B.C. opened a centralized composting facility in July 2003. The new facility will help reduce the amount of waste disposed to landfill, provide a sustainable solution to treat bio-solids, extend the life of the landfill, help reduce greenhouse gases, and employ about 15 people. Capital expenditure was about $6-million.

In the 1999 a local government study identified that composting had a diversion potential of 17 per cent. In 2002 a composting program feasibility study recommended a single central composting site for the southern region, located in Squamish, using an in-Vessel or agitated-bed process.

The composting technology used at the facility is Wright Environmental Inc.’s In-Vessel Tunnel Composter, which was identified in the feasibility study as one of the preferred systems. The system, which has been installed internationally, has zero leachate discharge and odours are totally contained and managed within the vessel with a proven biofilter technology.

For further information, contact Pat Taylor at 604 892-5675 or pat@carneyswaste.com


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