The principles of WCI have had hands-on experience in the development, design, building, and operations of some of Canada’s major sustainable waste management facilities including incineration and energy from waste, composting and recycling.
Prince Edward Island Waste Management Corporation
Design, build and operate $20 million 100 TPD central organic waste composting facility.
Correctional Service Canada, Prison Farm, Kingston
Engineering and development of recycling/composting facility project.
Regional Municipality of Peel
Design, build, operate 150 TPD waste wood recycling facility.
Wastech Services Limited, Coquitlam, B.C.
Design of waste recycling and transfer facility.
Sumner County, Tennessee
Design, build, operate 30 TPD waste wood recycling facility.
Design, build, operate composting facility.
Design and build several municipal composting and recycling facilities in Poland through our associate company WCI Natcol Sp. z.o.o. The first project in 1999, in Zabrze, Poland, was one of the first integrated sustainable waste management facilities in Poland including sorting, collection, recycling, baling and composting (both aerated base and in-vessel). This project won the Environmental Award from the President of Poland and was one of six projects nominated for United Nations Environmental Project of the Year.
In developing a number of sustainable waste management systems the foundation of sustainability is behavioural change. If we are to move toward a sustainable future we must encourage individuals and communities to engage in a multitude of actions, for example, waste reduction, reuse, recovery, water and energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and respect for the environment. To foster sustainable behavior, the dissemination of information only is not effective, but involvement/participation in meaningful demonstration projects including and even focusing on school children and effective community-based social marketing seem to be keys to implementation of successful sustainable systems. We believe that well-organized demonstration projects such as separation programs, composting focusing on community participation, ownership, and responsibility might be a good first stage of development of an appropriate approach for a community.