City of Ottawa Organic
Waste Treatment Facility

Our composting facility has been processing organic waste for the City of Ottawa since 2010. The City’s organic waste is converted into compost, bedding and fertilizer for the agricultural sector. The plant has a processing capacity of 100,000 tons of organic waste per year, with potential for expansion to 150,000 tons per year.

Designed and built to our exceptionally high standards, the Ottawa facility also operates during harsh Canadian winters without any issues. We are proud to say there are also hardly any odours released from this location. This is achieved by ensuring the building and facility are constantly under negative pressure and by maintaining our odour abatement system.

Under negative air pressure, when we open the doors to waste collection trucks, air is drawn into the building. The air is then expelled from the tunnels by passing through a multi-step odour abatement system to remove odour particles, before exiting through a vapour stack.

Economic Benefits for
the Whole Community

The ongoing economic benefits of our City of Ottawa facility include:

  • 16 to 18 full time jobs
  • 1 FTE student jobs
  • 80,000+ metric tons of organics diverted from landfill every year
  • Compost is used by local food growers & landscapers
  • Curbside truck delivery eliminates the need for transfer station, lowers trucking costs and burns less fuel

Our Technologies

Technologies offered at the Ottawa location:

Contact Information

Community Hotline: 1-888-996-4559

If you have any questions about our facility, or wish to report any suspected odour issues, please call our Community Hotline.

Visits

Want to come and visit our facility?

We’d love to see you!

For full details please contact our community team at Convertus London, or see our events page.

Our team offers interesting tours and informative insight visits for:

  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Waste management students and professionals
  • Municipal waste management teams and researchers
  • Local community groups and
  • The general public (specific open days only)

Ottawa Facility Videos

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The Ottawa Team

Acceptable Materials for Recycling

Click for a pdf of Ottawa’s Acceptable Materials for Recycling and Composting