fwd: [GRRN] wet-dry

Joe Truini (jtruini@crain.com)
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 11:21:00 -0400

======== Original Message ========

One thing we have been considering here in Portland for commercial organics
collection is a reverse Blue Bag system. A generator of mainly organic
wastes would place the organics in the dumpster and place the non-recyclable
or compostable material (films, plates, etc.) in a bag in the dumpster as
well. The bags would be removed either at the transfer station or at the
composting site. We haven't tried this yet, but it would avoid the three
truck problem.

The City of Edmunton Alberta is building a fairly sophisticated MSW
composting system. Also very expensive. Judy Crockett, BES, City of
Portland, Oregon

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======== Fwd by: Joe Truini ========
Yes, Edmonton is going with a co-composting facility. It will be the largest
in North America. A company called TransAlta is building it for them and
will operate it. I understand the aeration hall is the largest stainless
steel structure in North America, measuring a little over 5 acres of
stainless. The planned startup is in June 2000. You can call Connie Boyce,
with Aberta's Waste Management Branch at 780.496.5407.