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Composting

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Coverage of composting since December 4, 2021.

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Support Summerland's dry grad and greenly get rid of your tree until Jan. 9

"...In exchange for a donation to the Summerland Secondary School Dry Grad, the Summerland Fire Department will pick up your Christmas tree and chip it for composting..."

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Australia Trials New Program To Increase Food Composting

"...It aims to divert tens of thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill by turning food and garden organics into compost..."

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A couple of ways for Chilliwack residents to compost their Christmas trees

"...Free “Christmas Tree Composting” is a 10-day window where curbside customers can have the tree sections picked up between Jan. 4 to Jan. 14 on their regular collection day..."

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City of Edmonton Christmas tree collection program to start early next month

"...The city has released its schedule for collecting and composting natural Christmas trees..."

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FOREST INK: B.C. has potential for robust composting industry

"...According to Bill McKibben in his book Earth, a very successful composting business has been developed by Tom Gilbert in Hardwick Vermont where he is able to dispose of animal carcasses along with garden and kitchen wastes that he collects..."

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Comxo Strathcona Waste Management considers composting in rural areas

"...Comox Strathcona Waste Management is running a pilot project looking at composting in rural and remote communities. Black Press File Photo..."

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FOREST INK: B.C. has the potential for strong composting industry

"...According to Bill McKibben in his book “Eaarth” a very successful composting business has been developed by Tom Gilbert in Hardwick Vermont where he is able to dispose of animal carcasses along with garden and kitchen waste he collects..."

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Fernie gets $176k to kickstart organic waste collection program

"...$176,001 will come from the province’s Clean BC Organic Infrastructure and Collection Program to purchase 2,230 wildlife-resistant 120l curbside collection carts, 2,230 kitchen collection bins, and a communication and educational outreach program in a bid to divert organic waste from landfill..."

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Council Endorses Expanding

"...A survey conducted after the pilot found participating neighbourhoods experienced an almost 25 per cent increase in recycling and an eight per cent increase in composting..."

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Curbside compost pickup coming to Tofino and Ucluelet

"...Upgrades to the West Coast Landfill are expected to begin in the summer of 2022 and will include a new aerated static pile composting system with construction costs currently estimated at $4. 15 million, a significant increase to the ACRD’s 2018 estimate of $1. 2 million..."

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Golden council asked to pass state of emergency on climate change

"...Several communities across the Kootenays will be implementing measures such as promoting solar power, providing electric vehicle charging stations, composting stations, and other measures to go emissions free by 2050. Calvin Beauchesne is hoping that Golden will join them. (West Kootenay Renewable Energy photo)..."

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Saskatoon to ban home composting outside property line

"...Saskatoon residents will likely have to keep their home composting bins inside their property lines under a proposed organics bylaw..."

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Jobs in composting

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Customer Service Representative/Dispatcher

"...The company owns and operates landfills, waste transfer and haulage facilities, biosolids processing plants, composting facilities, food/residual organic processing..."

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Construction Technician

"...biosolids processing plants, composting facilities, food/residual organic processing facilities and landfill gas renewable energy projects throughout Canada..."

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Site Supervisor

"...These facilities include landfill sites, transfer stations, composting operations, household hazardous waste facilities, trucking and heavy equipment fleet, shredding and..."

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Mobile Heavy Duty Mechanic

"...Biosolids processing plants, composting facilities, food/residual organic processing facilities and landfill gas renewable energy projects throughout Canada..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention composting.

Episode 72: Basics of Composting with David Guion

Duration: 48:54

"...Get all your introductory composting questions answered here!..."

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10/30/20 - Clean Energy; Composting; Marine Debris Art Contest

Duration: 03:30

"...Polls say voters support clean energy..."

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063 • Urban Composting

Duration: 37:51

"...New year, new goals! Like composting! Did you know Canadian households waste over 300 pounds of food a year?! That's a problem in itself but in many, many cities, all of that food waste is being sent to landfill, piling up and adding to the GHG emissions that's heating our planet..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about composting.

FedEx tinkerer custom builds no-waste micro farmstead

"...His high yield system produces fruits, veggies, eggs, & fish thanks to composting..."

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Impactful Health R&D – Founder Series

"...Wasted produce ends up in landfills that create methane which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions..."

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From food waste to organic nutrients, with Tinia Pina

"...Tinia is a SWANA Certified Composting Systems Technical Associate and her experiences related to food waste, systems and policy have fueled her passion to increase our communities’ resilience, prosperity, and knowledge to help us live more conscious lives..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about composting relevant to the latest news.

Potentials and Limitations of the Bioconversion of Animal Manure Using Fly Larvae

"...This review provides an overview of the limitations and potentials of bioconversion process of cattle, swine, and chicken manure using fly larvae, focusing on nutrient recycling, environmental impacts, direct greenhouse gas emissions, heavy metals, antibiotics, and pathogenic organisms..."

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Digestate Post-treatment and Upcycling: Unconventional Moisturizing Agent for Food Waste In-Vessel Composting

"...Nowadays, Tunisia faces challenging environmental and energy issues which relate mainly to the implementation of an appropriate solid waste management system capable of dealing with the high production of biowaste on the one hand, and the increased need for water and energy resources on the other..."

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Modern Landfilling Approaches for Waste Disposal and Management

"...Municipal solid waste management involves recycling, burning, conversion of waste to electricity, composting, or waste disposal..."

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Determinants of Waste Management Practices and Willingness to Pay for Improving Waste Services in a Low-Middle Income Country

"...Structural determinants, including the lack of appropriate facilities and adequate infrastructure, weak public knowledge on sorting, recycling, and composting, as well as the absence of guiding policies, appeared to be core barriers hindering the adoption of sustainable waste management practices across the three communities..."

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Unbalanced status and multidimensional influences of municipal solid waste management in Africa

"...Besides, the disposal methods in North Africa, South Africa and West Africa have evolved from simple open dumping to sanitary landfill, composting and recycle treatment, while opening dumping is still rampant in East Africa..."

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A Review on Technological Approach for Obtaining Nutrient from Solid Waste

"...Farmyard manure, biochar, poultry manure, vermicompost, biogas digest, and urban compost are rich sources of vitamins, growth-promoting substances, macro-, and micro-nutrients..."

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Climate Resilience in Agriculture

"...These sustainable agriculture practices include improvement of land preparation such as no-tilling and composting, introduction of disease-resistant and climate hardy seed varieties, crop diversification, integration of crops and livestock, soil health improvement through cover crops, management of intensive grazing, reduction in the use of off-farm inputs, development of whole-farm planning, and improvement of agriculture enterprises and marketing..."

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Households? participation in solid waste management system of Homs city, Syria

"...Solid waste management practice is a matter of concern for public health and environmental protection and has become a major challenge in Syria..."

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Changes in Physico-chemical Properties during Composting of three Common Household Organic Solid Wastes Amended with Garden Soil

"...In the present study composting of lemon peels, mixed vegetable waste and cooked food waste amended with garden soil was carried out..."

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Toxicants, entanglement, and mitigation in New England?s emerging circular economy for food waste

"...Drawing on research with food waste recycling facilities in New England, this paper explores a fundamental tension between the eco-modernist logics of the circular economy and the reality of contemporary waste streams..."

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Bacterial agents affected bacterial community structure to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions during sewage sludge composting

"...The present work studied the influence of bacterial agents (B1, B2) and bamboo biochar (BB) on greenhouse gas emissions and bacterial community during the sewage sludge composting..."

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Behavioral impacts on residential food provisioning, use, and waste during the COVID-19 pandemic

"...In contrast, less than 10% of respondents reported that they began or increased separating or composting food waste during the pandemic, and many stopped altogether due to suspension of local curbside composting services..."

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