The Edmonton Composting Facility
is the site of the City of Edmonton
's advanced co-composting
system for processing organic waste
Co-composting involves mixing household wastes with biosolids (sewage sludge), to create compost.
The co-composter is the largest in North America by volume and capacity. It can process 200,000 tonnes of residential waste and 25,000 dry tonnes of biosolids each year. It is also the largest stainless steel building in North America. It occupies an area the size of eight Canadian football fields: 38,690 square metres (416,500 square feet).
Together with the blue box (truck pick-up) and blue bag (curbside collection) recycling programs, Edmonton is able to divert 60% of household wastes from landfills.