Organic Matter Recycling Regulation Compliance for Composting

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City of Revelstoke

SYLVIS worked with the City of Revelstoke to evaluate options for management and reuse of organic residuals at the City’s Jordan Pit gravel extraction site. Organic residuals at the site included yard and garden waste, septage and waste water sludge.

The focus of the work was to assess compost facility design options and the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR) criteria for design and implementation of a composting program.

SYLVIS reviewed the residuals volumes and characteristics, and compost processes that could be used to produce either Class A or Class B compost.  Included in the evaluation of options and regulatory compliance were assessments of odour management, facility design requirements, vector and pathogen reduction processes and requirements, and operational and testing requirements.

In the process of reviewing composting options, SYLVIS identified other options that would allow the City flexibility with its management program. Other options included use of residuals at the nearby landfill for fabrication of a biocover for reduction of methane emissions, fabrication of soils for landfill closure and reclamation of the Jordan Pit gravel extraction site.