Find a Composter

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 ( 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.

Biocycle - Find a Composter

“Still Tasty”: a web resource for preventing food spoilage

Still Tasty is a useful website that provides guidance on food storage and spoilage, and answers many common questions about food shelf-life:

Below are screenshots of searches for broccoli, eggs, and pasta.

Still Tasty - broccoli Still Tasty - eggs Still Tasty - pasta leftovers

Congratulations City of Guelph – 68% waste diversion rate!

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%. ( DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

We recently visited the City of Guelph’s recycling and organics processing facilities, as pictured above.