Project Status: Complete

Project Date: August 30, 2017

Project Author: Morrison Hershfieldprepared for Metro Vancouver

Project Partners: Prepared by Morrison Hershfield for Metro Vancouver

Project Description: This project provides an overview of composting best practices with special emphasis on odour control. Metro Vancouver has implemented an organics disposal ban at all regional disposal facilities. Composting is currently the most common method of managing source-separated organics in the Metro Vancouver region. In the course of the rapid development of this technology, some compost facilities in the region and other jurisdictions have experienced challenges with managing odorous emissions and leachate. This report comprises a description of odorous substances from composting facilities, a summary of best practices for odour management, and how odour management is dealt with by provincial, regional and municipal regulations.