Organic material makes up at least 40% of our waste stream. Yet, it is infinitely recyclable! Diverting organic waste reduces potent greenhouse gas emissions and allows this valuable resource to be reclaimed and used for other beneficial purposes.
- Fruit & vegetables
- Fish & meat
- Flour, grains, cereals & breads
- Coffee grounds & filters, tea bags
- Egg shells
- Paper napkins & towels
- Biodegradable paper plates, cups & cutlery
- waxed paper & waxed cardboard
- Flowers, leaves, plant stalks & house plants
- Pet food
In April 2010, Direct Disposal implemented the Sunshine Coast’s first organics collection program. Currently, this program is available only to our commercial clients in the Sechelt area but we hope that organics collection & recycling will ultimately be available to everyone on the Sunshine Coast, businesses and residents alike.
Suitable for: • Grocery Stores • Produce Markets • Restaurants & Coffee Shops • Resorts • Bakeries • Schools • Hospitals & Care Facilities • Garden Centers •
Collection containers available: front-end containers • 95 gallon wheeled carts.
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In 2009 Direct Disposal established a composting facility adjacent to the Sechelt Landfill site and, following a year of research & development, commenced production of Class A, unrestricted-use compost.
We use an ‘in-vessel’ composting system, like the one employed by VANOC for the preparation of Olympic sites at Whistler because it eliminates all of the run-off, leachate and odor problems typically associated with composting.
Land-clearing debris and the material collected through our organics program are the main ingredients for our compost. After adding nitrogen and water, we allow it to cure in aerated tubes until it is fully decomposed and all pathogens have been killed.
The end result is Double ‘D’ compost, a nutrient- rich, dark humus that provides a superior growing medium for every type of plant.
- Deluxe Landscaping – 604-885-9070
- Top Quality Topsoil – 604-740-7715
Creating compost is all about working with the natural flow of nature and turning waste into a reusable product through a process that doesn’t harm the environment and doesn’t require any non-renewable resources.