City of Surrey Organic
Waste and Biofuel Facility

Built in 2017, the Surrey Biofuel Facility was the first fully integrated closed-loop organics waste management system in North America. The facility is the largest of its kind in North America and has the capacity to process 100% of the City’s organic waste over the 25-year contract term, along with commercial organic waste.

The Surrey Biofuel Facility can process up to 115,000 tonnes of organic waste every year. It converts the City’s kitchen and garden waste — along with commercial waste from across the region — into renewable natural gas. The biomethane gas is used to fuel the City’s fleet of natural gas-powered waste collection trucks. It also produces a compost product that is suitable for landscaping and agricultural applications.

The City of Surrey Biofuel Facility also significantly aids in Metro Vancouver’s goal of achieving its target of 70% regional waste diversion. The design and operation of this facility is instrumental in reducing community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 49,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent to taking over 10,000 cars off the road every year. This means Metro Vancouver can eliminate its corporate carbon footprint.

Economic Benefits for
the Whole Community

The on-going economic benefits of our City of Surrey Organic Waste and Biofuel facility include:

  • 20 to 22 full time jobs
  • 2 to 3 FTE student jobs
  • 100,000+ metric tons of organics diverted from landfill every year
  • Compost is used by local food growers & landscapers
  • City collection fleet runs on 100% RNG, effectively collecting their fuel at curbside
  • Curbside truck delivery eliminates the need for transfer station, lowers trucking costs and burns less fuel

Our Technologies

Technologies offered at the Surrey location:

Contact Information

Area Served: City of Surrey – all districts

Municipality: City of Surrey BC

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)

Surrey Facility Videos

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Acceptable Materials for Recycling

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