This morning, a group from SEEDS was invited to Orgaworld’s compost facilities. For me, this is a dream come true! I am a huge supporter of composting and it was so great to be able to see how a full scale facility worked. Orgaworld processes the organic waste that is collected as part of Ottawa’s Green Bin Program. So, for those of you who weren’t able to come today, let me step you through some of the highlights.
When organics arrive, they are shredded and piled in big piles, just like the picture above. The immature compost is then placed in large tunnels… but it was hard to take a picture of that. The tunnels are equipped with air spigot on the floor and water sprayers in the ceiling.
When the compost comes out of the tunnels, it is screened. In the above photo we are getting some of the inside scoop from our wonderful tour guide.
All air from Orgaworld’s facilities is filtered through a biofilter. In this picture (above), Bahman is checking out the biofilter, which is basically a pile of hardwood.
Here is a pile of the final product. It’s nice and fluffy and has a nice earthy smell… and Kennedy agrees!
Thanks again to Orgaworld again for the lovely visit and for the fine people at the A&WMA for making it happen for us. If you want to see more photos, check out of Flickr stream!