THE LOOP STARTS HERE
Surrey residents started the loop with a personal commitment to behaviour change. That commitment has made a big difference! Every day, in more than 150,000 households across the City, residents sort their organic kitchen waste and put it, along with yard waste, into their organics cart. Once a week, City waste collection trucks, powered by Renewable Natural Gas generated from organic waste, pick up the organics carts for transfer to the Surrey Biofuel Facility.
HOW YOU BENEFIT FROM THE CLOSED LOOP
- Save money – the closed loop system results in a superior waste management solution with no short term increase to the solid waste levy
- No borrowing charges - Surrey Biofuel Facility was built without the need for the City to borrow money and impact waste collection rates
- Reduced carbon footprint - the closed loop results in a 40,000 MT/year reduction in carbon dioxide (C02) emissions. This is equivalent to removing 8,500 passenger vehicles from the road per year. Increased C02 levels are the primary factor causing global warming
- Green Thumb booster – local farmers and gardeners who use closed loop organic compost enjoy higher yields and healthier fruits and vegetables
Download the Rethink Waste Mobile App so you always put out your organics green cart on the right day.
Learn what goes in your organics bin.