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Edmonton Composting Facility

City of Edmonton Composting Facility

Since 2000, the Edmonton Composting Facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) has used the organic waste collected from city households and biosolids (sewage sludge) as resources to create compost, a rich soil supplement. Together with established recycling programs it enables Edmonton to divert up to 60% of its residential waste from landfill.

City of Edmonton Composting Facility Aeration Hall

Composting residential solid waste and biosolids is innovative, sustainable and environmentally sound. Located on 25 hectares, the Edmonton Composting Facility is the largest of its kind in North America by volume and size.   

The Edmonton Composting Facility

  • uses bio-filters to help reduce offensive odours.
  • has flexible operations - the facility allows for advances in waste management technologies and can expand to meet regional needs, population growth and use by commercial waste generators.
  • produces quality compost because there is no grinding or shredding of non-organic material in the composting process.

Hands full of compost

Did you know

We still recycle about 20% of our waste, but all remaining residential solid waste is taken to the Integrated Processing and Transfer Facility. Organics are then separated and sent to the Edmonton Composting Facility to be converted into compost.


For more information:


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca