When cleaning for clients, we noticed large volumes of organic waste being thrown into garbages, only to be sent to local landfills.
From our inception, we have always been an environmentally responsible company. While cleaning for our clients, we noticed large volumes of organic waste generated by offices and simply being discarded into the garbage.
In the Waterloo Region, businesses, unlike residences, don't have access to any formal composting programs. This means that all waste is put into the garbage and sent to the landfill - even food waste.
That’s why Kitchener Clean launched the Office Compost Program. We proudly offer our office composting services to businesses across the Waterloo Region, helping businesses to affect climate change in a positive way.
how it works
As a member of the Office Compost Program, you will receive an Organic Waste Bin to collect all your organic waste and compostable materials.
Office composting works just like composting at home. All the same items that you would Green Bin at home can be put in the Organic Waste bin in the office.
This includes all food scraps, coffee grinds, tea bags, paper towels, tissues. and more. See our FAQ for a full list of materials accepted in the program.
These compostables are picked up weekly or twice weekly by one of our team members and your filled green bin is replaced with a freshly sanitized green bin.
What happens to my food waste?
The organic material collected enters the compost stream in one of three ways;
Sent to the Region’s compost facility
Donated to local neighbourhood garden compost piles
Used at Kitchener Clean’s Worm Farm where it becomes worm castings
(a high grade fertilizer)