Our Delta Facility

Our Delta operation is one of Canada’s largest organic processing facilities, handling up to 150,000 tonnes of lawn,garden and food organics annually. It is one of 15 organics processing facilities operated by GFL in North America. This facility services Lower Mainland BC and plays an important role in supporting Metro Vancouver’s sustainability initiative to keep food waste out of landfills.

The facility is co-located with GFL’s turf farm, which uses a large portion of the compost produced in the facility to grow turf that is commercially sold to local landscapers and golf courses. The finished compost is also mixed with sand to produce various soil amendment products for sale to local landscapers.

The facility has recently been upgraded to include an agitated, aerated channel system, and incorporate the best control technology for aeration, material conveyance, process control and air treatment through a fully enclosed biofilter.

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Quick Fact

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 to other appropriate facilities.

Material Bans

Disposal of the following materials are banned or restricted. They are either recyclable or hazardous.

  • Yard Waste
  • Newspapers
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Gypsum Waste
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Electronic Waste
  • Paints Solvents and Flammable Liquids
  • Clean Wood Waste
  • Medications/ Pharmaceuticals
  • Blue Box Recyclable Material
  • Beverage Containers (all except milk)
  • Tires
  • Oil Filters and Empty Oil Containers
  • Pesticides, Solvents and other Household Hazardous Waste
  • Mattresses
  • Food Waste

All reasonable efforts shall be made to recover recyclable material from all materials received at the Facility, for the purpose of recycling.

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