In the Lower Mainland of BC, regulations banning the disposal of organic waste to landfills entered the financial enforcement phase in July 01, 2015. This means that waste loads taken to transfer stations or landfills have a penalty of 50% added to the disposal fees for loads that contain 25% or more organic waste. The purpose of these penalties is to drive the diversion of organic waste from landfill disposal.
Other local governments throughout BC are planning or implementing similar programs and these are at various stages of completion.
Dealing with organic waste is a challenge for local government, waste management companies, institutions, industries and even households. What are the options to process the mountain of organic waste (mainly food waste) that previously went to landfill?
The presentation will provide an overview of the state of the organic waste industry and will cover processing options such as composting and digestion, handling and processing, odour risk and management, blending or not of waste streams for processing, and options and perceptions for public acceptance of these processed organic waste streams. The presentation will include a short overview of some other major communities in Canada, and what they are doing to manage and process their organic wastes.
The purpose is to provide an overview of the technologies, identify some of the issues with, and drivers for, selecting a technology and an overview of the market conditions for these facilities.
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Registration and Networking
7:00 AM: Breakfast Served (Buffet format)
7:30 AM: 8:45AM – Featured Presentation by Seamus Frain, P.Eng.
9:00 AM: Closing
Seamus Frain, P.Eng.
Seamus Frain, P.Eng. is a Senior Project Manager and technical specialist working in the area of wastewater treatment and residuals processing including biosolids digestion and composting. He was the Project Manager for the design team working with GICON and Harvest Power for the award winning Harvest Energy Garden, which was the first High Solids Digester in North America handling mixed food and yard waste. Prior to this project, Seamus was the Project Manager for the Co-digestion Project at the Metro Vancouver Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, which receives high strength liquid waste streams and processes these for direct feed to the sludge digesters.
Senior Project Manager
Seamus is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and is is a member of the BCWWA and the APEGBC Division of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DEERE).
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