Orgaworld Ottawa Composting Facility

Services Offered

  • Civil
  • Stormwater
  • Planning
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Size: 10 ha industrial site – 17,920 m² (approx.193,000 ft²) single storey building
  • Client: Orgaworld Canada Limited
  • JLR Contact: Derrick Upton, Tim Chadder
  • Related Projects: Trail Landfill Public Drop-Off Facility, Trail Road Landfill Exposed Interim Geomembrane Cap, Moose Creek Tire Recycling Facility, Beckwith Waste Transfer and Processing Facility, Bakermet Scrap Metal Processing Facility

Project Details

In an effort to divert the organic portion of household solid waste away from landfills, the City of Ottawa implemented a source-separated organics program. Orgaworld Canada Limited (Orgaworld) was selected as the provider and operator of a proven technology that utilizes a sealed tunnel aerobic digestion composting process. This technology converts the organic portion of the feedstock material to an unrestricted use product, which can then be marketed as compost, soil amendment, and potting soil. Orgaworld selected a 10-hectare industrial site within an existing industrial park to construct its composting process facility.

JLR was retained by Conestoga-Rovers and Associates on behalf of Orgaworld to provide land use planning approvals, grading, SWM, and industrial sewage discharge design services for the site. The stormwater design included the sizing of a storm conveyance network and end-of-pipe wet pond retention SWM facility. A hydrological analysis of the site was undertaken to quantify the peak flow release rate for various storm events under pre-development and post-development conditions. The results of this analysis were then used to size the inlet and outlet control structures for the SWM facility in order to meet the required design criteria objectives. JLR also developed a SWM Facility Operations, Effluent Monitoring Program, and Reporting Plan for the MOE.

Our firm prepared the grading and drainage plans and reports for approval by the City of Ottawa as part of its Site Plan Approval process. These drawings were also circulated to the MOE as an important component of the Environmental Compliance Approval process.

When MOE approval for the grading, drainage, and SWM facility design was received, Orgaworld subsequently received a 20 year contract from the City of Ottawa to provide composting services for the sourced separated organics program at this location.