Montreal Gazette - Big Hanna lays waste to McGill trash


It's Waste Reduction Week and to mark the occasion, McGill University has just unveiled the latest addition to the campus -- an industrial waste composter named Big Hanna.

The T240 industrial composter, located under the overhang of the Wong Chemical Engineering building, came to McGill thanks to the persistence of the student-run Gorilla Composting, with support from McGill's Office of Sustainability, Generations Pact Environement Canada EcoAction and the Students' Society of McGill University.

Big Hanna is expected to convert 62 tonnes of McGill's organic food waste a year into six tones of "black gold," compost which will be used to fertilize the lawns and flowers on McGill's downtown campus. By next year, its expected to be processing 150 tonnes of old lunches.