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Campus "Big Hanna" Composter (SP0018)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - August 2011

Many urban organic waste treatment systems have a single, distant, processing facility. By eliminating the need to truck water-rich waste to far-off facilities, the system will reduce greenhouse and noxious gas emissions. Collection, processing, and use all take place within a radius of half a kilometre in downtown Montreal. Furthermore, the system involves minimal motorized transportation, continuous odour control measures, and produces a valuable product for immediate use in the community. This student initiated and coordinated project offers practical learning opportunities for McGill students and the urban community.  The project will serve as a pilot for an innovative approach to effective organic waste utilization in dense urban areas.

This project will separate an organic waste stream from McGill Food & Dining Services (FDS) which will then be processed and used as compost at McGill University's downtown campus.


For further information conerning this project, or to get in touch with its members, please contact the krista [dot] houser [at] mcgill [dot] ca (SPF Administration Team).