All of the waste that comes into Salish Soils – whether it is construction materials, green waste from yards and landscapers, fish product, or biosolids is separated into different streams. This ensures each product we sell is 100% what we advertise.
Our top quality garden soil contains NO biosolids, and is available with or without fish product in the mix. We also offer an organic gardening soil that is fish-free.
All of this means that as a community we are able to divert an incredible amount of material in a mix of waste streams, save the taxpayers of Sechelt a considerable cost in terms of energy or land usage to otherwise manage these streams, and show environmental leadership for both First Nations and small rural communities throughout North America. Most importantly, we are taking full responsibility for the waste we all produce instead of off-loading it on other communities or taking up valuable lands to endlessly expand municipal landfills.
The unique Gore System we use at Salish Soils offers not only 97% odor reduction from conventional windrow, it cooks the materials at 75 degrees celsius for 60 days, creating a superior product you can trust is neutralized into nothing but beautiful, loamy soil. This intensive process means biosolids have passed through TWO extreme processes before it ever heads into landscaping mix suitable for non-edible plants.
The Gore Cover Traps Odors and moisture ensuring a 97% odor reduction from conventional windrow while providing the ideal environment for microbial activity.
The simple design of the Gore Cover System greatly reduces reliance on mechanical systems and offers significant power savings over traditional methods of composting.
The Gore Cover System is classified as an in-vessel composting system by regulatory authorities and provides the following benefits over comparable technologies: