Salish Soils News and Waste Treatment Technology Updates

Latest Salish Soils updates, site visits, product news and current information about waste technology.

Salish Soils Winter Update

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Curious about what’s happening at Salish Soils? Download our brochure in PDF form to find out about our completed Curbside Food Collection Pilot Project, the Wood Construction Waste initiative and the new Separate Site Biosolids Composting Project. Click on the image to download the brochure.

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May, 2014

Farm Gate Opens at Salish Soils

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Starting May 27, Salish Soils will be selling farm-to-table vegetables and fruit, picked fresh every morning from our central and upper gardens. Check out the blackboard when you arrive (temporarily located on the main office deck until the new shelter is built by the Green Waste Scale and Upper Garden entrance) to find out what is on offer for the day. All produce is grown on site using our own soils and compost – you will definitely notice the difference! This market is CASH ONLY, and remember to bring small bills as […]

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Apr, 2014

From Waste to Wonderful

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Our garden-destined premium soils and composts are made from green waste diverted from our local landfill and combined with food scraps from the test pilot project running in Davis Bay this spring, and in some cases with fish waste (there are NO biosolids used in any garden mix soils or composts) and cooked for a period of 60 days at 75 degrees celsius (167 degrees fahrenheit). This exceeds, by a factor of 3, the legal requirements for composted materials in British Columbia. These soils and composts will SUPERCHARGE your garden and […]

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Apr, 2014

Salish Soils Hosts Visitors from Buffalo, NY

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In January 2014, Gore Systems visited Salish Soils with representatives of a local government in Buffalo, NY. Buffalo is looking to move its composting program from open field-based operations with long curing cycles to a closed Gore system like ours at Salish Soils, where curing time drops to only 70 days and all odour is managed via the venting system and closed nature of the system.

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Mar, 2014

The Biosolids Discussion

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There is some misinformation in the community about where the Sechelt biosolids end up in our products. In fact, ZERO biosolids material is in ANY of our gardening products. Even though the biosolids have been treated twice – once at the Sechelt plant, and a second time at Salish Soils, where it is cooked at 75 degrees celsius for 60 days – and thus are completely sterilized, we do not put this into our gardening mixes. Only soil for landscaping products bound for non-edible gardens contains this neutralized ingredient. Our […]

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