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Black Soil

For more information about our response to odour, product testing

and other facts about our operation, visit our FAQ section.  

GET THE FACTS ABOUT CLEANIT GREENIT AND SMELLS

HOW DID WE REDUCE SMELLS?

​We continually improved our ability to prevent and reduce smells. Over the past few years, as more neighbours  moved into our community, we ramped up our investments in smell reduction.

Here is what we did and continued to enhance:

  • We doubled the number of aeration pipes, as recommended by experts.

  • Over the past several years, we reduced the total tonnage of compostable material accepted and stopped accepting several types of potentially smelly material, such as grass and very wet material.

  • In February 2020, we brought in a specialist to review our procedures and provide further training in best practices for our industry.

  • We increased the use of biofiltration. Biofiltration uses moist organic materials to adsorb and then biologically degrade odorous compounds.

  • We hired more patrollers over the last two to three years of our operation to increase coverage and response time.

  • From January through December 2020, Cleanit Greenit (CG) conducted 208 voluntary, pro-active patrols to monitor for odour. Patrollers noted odour from the CG composting site at more than 500 metres away from the site 13 times. The average intensity was 3/10 and lasted under an hour.

CG STOPPED ACCEPTING MATERIAL AS OF AUGUST 26, 2022 - ANY SOURCES OF ODOUR IN THE WEST END ARE NOT DUE TO CG OPERATIONS. 

Resources:

Government of Alberta

Compost Council of Canada

Complaint Results

WEST END ODOUR PATROLS AND INVESTIGATIONS 2021
AUTHORED: OCTOBER 2021

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