We officially opened Guelph’s new Organic Waste Processing Facility this morning. This is an important milestone for our community: the organic waste that residents and businesses leave at the curb will now be turned into clean, useful compost instead of being shipped to an incinerator in New York State.
The facility was designed and built by Maple Reinders Group Ltd., a firm that specializes in commercial, water, and waste management construction. John Haanstra, who is the Vice President Environmental Construction for Maple Reinders, spoke at the opening and he summed up the significance of the facility this way: “The new compost plant will provide the City of Guelph the ability to further enhance its environmental leadership position in Canada. Through composting, one can take resources otherwise regarded as waste and turn them into valuable environmental resources, realizing landfill and greenhouse gas reductions and at the same time improving soil productivity and water quality.”
Click here to read the news release.
Click here to read my remarks from the opening.