CITY OF SURREY
The City of Surrey conceived a multi-faceted waste management solution that met the combined challenges of landfill capacity, organic waste collection, collection costs for local residents, greenhouse gas emissions and local air quality. The big idea – process organic waste locally, generate renewable natural gas (RNG) from the organic waste, and then with FortisBC's distribution system, the RNG is used to power the waste collection trucks creating a closed energy loop. A second loop is also created for compost – organic waste is converted to high quality compost that is used to grow local crops of fruits and vegetables and to accelerate growth of trees, shrubs and lawns. Kitchen waste and clippings are collected in the City’s organic bins and return to the biofuel facility.
Delivering the solution required the support of Surrey Council and local residents, a highly skilled and innovative technology partner, and funding for new municipal infrastructure. The ‘Closed Loop’ solution delivers on key Environmental and Economic goals of Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. Learn more and download our Sustainability Charter brochure.