In January 2015, Metro Vancouver introduced a ban on organics at local landfills. Households and business alike must divert their organics from the garbage and have a recycling program in place. That means all food scraps – raw and cooked food, plate scrapings, leftovers, expired food, meat, bones, and dairy products – need to be recycled.
In some case, if Organics are found in the garbage stream, fines will be issued. Did you know that organic food scraps make about 30% of most businesses garbage? Food isn’t garbage – It makes sense to recycle organics!
Zero Waste to Landill
Segregating food waste will reduce the waste your send to landfill. There is a great business case for taking your food waste seriously – properly managed it will reduce the waste you send to landfill which has many positive benefits including saving you money. Urban Impact’s Organics Recycling service gives your business the opportunity to cost effectively and efficiently reduce your waste to landfill supporting your sustainability goals.
Urban Impact provides Organics Recycling services for all business sizes. Restaurants, cafe's, hotels, food manufacturing, small offices and large office buildings all produce organic waste. Contact us today for a free consultation on how to manage your organics. Our trained staff will evaluate your business needs and provide a recommendation for the right solution for you. Urban Impact can provide a variety of bin sizes and service frequency to ensure that your organics recycling program meets your needs.
Here's how Urban Impact can help:
Comprehensive Organics Management Solutions
Turn your food waste into a valuable resources and reduce your waste going to landfill. Urban Impact will help you achieve your sustainability goals. We can help in a variety of ways, often a waste audit is a useful tool to review what materials remain in the garbage stream. Once you know what is there, a comprehensive plan can be made to help you divert waste!
A great recycling program has a variety of key ingredients including: clear signage, convenient collection bins, well educated staff and tenants, reporting and efficient collection services.