What are the specific services that GFL Delta Composting provides to the region?

Our GFL Delta Composting facility receives approved organic waste from our customers and processes it into nutrient-rich compost, and landscaping products such as planting mix and soil mix which contributes to the circular economy for organics. GFL uses our own products at our sod farm, West Coast Instant Lawns. Our customers of our products also […]

Why do I always see people in GFL pickups driving around my neighbourhood?

In the interest of continuing to be a good member of the community, GFL personnel conduct daily (at a minimum) drive arounds through the community to help determine if there are any odours within the community that can be directly attributable to the GFL Delta Composting facility. Further, as soon as practical, and once wind […]

Who does GFL Delta Composting service?

GFL Delta Composting services municipalities in the Lower Mainland of BC, as well as private customers in the region whereby we collect their organic waste to be processed at our facility.

Can the community bring organics to GFL Delta Composting?

Yes. We offer free-of-charge drop off of yard waste to Delta residents. We ask that residents use the curbside programs for other approved organics such as food waste in order to maintain separation between our light vehicle yard waste drop-off, and our receiving area that is setup for heavy trucks.

What kinds of materials can the GFL Delta Composting facility accept?

The types of organic materials that can be accepted are the GFL Delta Composting facility are documented in our approvals with Metro Vancouver. GFL employees work to reject loads of acceptable materials before they are tipped in our receiving building, and pick unacceptable materials out of the receiving area for appropriate disposal. Acceptable and Unacceptable […]

Aren’t organics banned from disposal in landfill in the Lower Mainland region of BC?

Yes, materials that are banned or restricted from disposal by Metro Vancouver are described in the GFL Delta Composting facility permits as shown below. Our receiving area is designed to take acceptable materials including yard waste, clean wood waste, and food waste, while our team works to separate other materials on this list for transfer […]

What are the steps in the composting process?

Composting is the process of providing the right nutrient mix, pH, and moisture so that microbes can use oxygen and generate heat to turn organic waste into a stable soil-like or earthy product. Compost is useful for maintaining healthy soil for landscaping, gardening and agriculture.