GFL’s Delta Organics Recycling Facility is one of Canada’s largest organic processing facilities, handling up to 150,000 tonnes of lawn, garden and food organics annually. It is one of 15 organics processing facilities operated by GFL in North America. This facility services Lower Mainland BC and plays an important role in supporting Metro Vancouver’s sustainability initiative to keep food waste out of landfills.
The facility is co-located with GFL’s turf farm, which uses a large portion of the compost produced in the facility to grow turf that is commercially sold to local landscapers and golf courses. The finished compost is also mixed with sand to produce various soil amendment products for sale to local landscapers.
The facility has recently been upgraded to include an agitated, aerated channel system, and incorporate the best control technology for aeration, material conveyance, process control and air treatment through a fully enclosed biofilter.
Bio: Jeff Styles, P.Ag., Regional Environmental Compliance Manager. Jeff oversees GFL’s solid waste related facilities in Western Canada from an environmental and regulatory compliance perspective. These facilities include compost facilities, landfills, material recycling, facilities, soil remediation facilities, fertilizer production facilities, and waste transfer stations.
REQUIRED: PPE (vest, boots, and hearing protection) is needed as it is an active industrial site (Unfortunately organizers are unable to provide PPE. Be sure to bring all required PPE or you will not be allowed onto the site.)
This is an event organized by Victoria and Islands branch. Registration is now open to other branches. If you belong to Vancouver or Fraser Valley branch, please feel free to join us while spots are still available.
Transportation: Organizers plan to take the 7:00 am ferry. Please indicate if you are willing to drive and the number of passengers you are able to carpool. (Drivers may be reimbursed for car ferry fee if carpooling 2 or more people.) Participants will be contacted on where to meet closer to the event date.
Maximum of 15 people in tour.
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