Compost Facility

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is entering the next phase of public engagement on the construction of an organics composting facility at 1313 Greyback Mountain Road in Penticton, adjacent to the Campbell Mountain Landfill. 

Open House for Proposed Composting Facility

The RDOS is seeking to rezone the property adjacent to the Campbell Mountain Landfill in order to permit the construction of an organics composting facility at the site. You are invited to attend an open house and provide feedback on this project.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. 
Where: Uplands Elementary School, 145 Middle Bench Road, Penticton.  

Visit the RDOS composting engagement webpage

About the Proposal

The organics composting facility has the following advantages.

Reduces environmental impacts

  • Divert organics that would otherwise be buried or burned. This will reduce the need to ship waste out of the region in the future, reduce environmental impacts such as burying or burning, and help keep community waste disposal costs low. 

Reduces carbon footprint

  • Reduces greenhouse gases by trapping carbon, reducing methane generation and converting organics into a stable form of carbon.  
  • It's estimated that the community’s carbon footprint can be reduced by approximately 14%. 
  • Organic certified compost: 
  • The compost produced will meet Organic Certified standards and can be used on farms or for landscaping purposes. 

Agricultural importance

  • Creates a means to safely dispose of blights and crop infestations. 
  • Provides an important soil additive that helps to reduce water usage and the use of chemical soil additives on farms such as nitrogen and phosphorus, which can create greenhouse gases and cause environmental and health implications for streams and lakes.  

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