So you want to dispose of your inedible organic waste in a better way than sending it to the landfill, but you can’t compost at home. What do you do? How can you find out where to compost your waste? Check out Biocycle’s site (www.findacomposter.com) to do just that. It locates composters across North America based on your location. If you know a facility that isn’t listed, you can add it to the site and help your neighbours get on board with composting too.
The City of Guelph was recently awarded the Ron Lance Memorial Award for having the highest rate of municipal waste diversion in Ontario (68% in 2012). The average 2012 residential diversion rate in Ontario was 47%. (www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/4329409-city-s-waste-diversion-rate-tops-ontario/)
We recently visited the City of Guelph’s recycling and organics processing facilities, as pictured above.
This is a newsletter highlighting some of the important findings from the Guelph Food Waste research. More detailed analysis will be forthcoming soon.
We participated in a food waste audit in a mid-sized city in Southwestern Ontario. This discussion document provides some preliminary insights from this study.
We have exciting results from this study and one conducted in Guelph coming here very soon. Stay tuned!