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Composting Facility at Shepard Waste Management Facility

September 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chinook Resource Management Group is responsible for the design, build and operation of the facility. It is a partnership between Maple Reinders, Bird construction and AIM environmental.

The facility was built in 2017 on the former site of Race City Speedway.

LEED gold certification pending.  Energy-saving measures include solar array and rainwater collection.

It is the largest facility of its kind in Canada.

The facility was purpose-built for Calgary’s green cart program that was introduced in 2017. It diverts approximately 85 million kilograms of food and yard waste from the landfill each year, producing nutrient-rich compost for use in gardens, farms and City parks.

Did you ever wonder what happens to your food scraps and yard waste once it’s collected from the green cart? Join us for a 30-minute virtual tour of The City’s new composting facility and learn how we produce nutrient-rich compost in approximately 60 days.


We’re serious about recycling and composting and have set ambitious goals to reduce waste going to our landfills. Our vision is to lead the community towards zero waste through innovative recycling, composting and diversion programs.

Presentations will run in the composting facility classroom throughout the day every 30 minutes. Staff will be available to answer all your waste and recycling questions!

Please note: this is a Virtual Tour, not a behind-the-scenes tour.