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"2006 Effective & Innovative Practices Award Winners Show Imagination and Practical Solutions / University of British Columbia: UBC's In-Vessel Composting Facility and Organics Collecting Program"
Author: So, Rachel
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: September/October 2006

The UBC Plant Operations' In-Vessel Composting Facility is a closed loop system that processes food and landscape waste on-site into a rich compost material for use in campus gardens. The in-vessel system exceeds the capabilities of traditional means of large-scale composting: pre- and post-consumer food waste, meat, grain, and dairy products, as well as paper towels, cups and plates can all be composted.  Discusses the award-winning project's innovative characteristics, institutional benefits and results, portability and sustainability, management commitment and employee involvement, and customer feedback and resulting benchmarks.



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