Grenfell compost program underway
By Melanie Callahan |
Feb. 27, 2012
Compost bins have now been placed throughout Grenfell Campus and its residences, allowing the Grenfell community to contribute organic waste to the campus’ industrial composter.
The industrial composter will create useable soil for projects such as the campus gardens and will help reduce more than 30 per cent of the campus' total waste from going to the local landfill.
The composter is a result of a partnership between Grenfell Campus, the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) and the College of the North Atlantic. It is the first industrial composting application established in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The industrial composting project will not only divert organic waste from the landfill, but also demonstrate simple, cost-effective waste management solutions for the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors.
Industrial scale composters can handle meat, dairy, fats and oils and are able to break down organic matter more quickly. In addition, the industrial compost process generates heat and allows composting to continue year round.