Supporting Greener Futures

Composting

Claystone Organic Waste proudly opened its advanced aerated composting facility near Ryley, Alberta, on July 11th, 2023, ready to serve commercial and residential partners in central Alberta. With cutting-edge technology and ease of access thanks to a convenient location, we are the ethical, environmental, and economical choice for your organic waste diversion needs.

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Organics From Start to Finish

Claystone Organic Waste can provide your municipality or large-scale commercial enterprise with full-service organic waste processing. Our collection teams will pick up your organic waste according to a fully customizable schedule and transport it to our advanced facility for treatment with the latest techniques. The facility is capable of processing up to 40,000 tonnes of source-separated organic waste per year. The resulting compost will be distributed to local growers, for uses such as agriculture, horticulture, gardening, and the maintenance of public green spaces.

Going green has never been so easy. 

Quality Control

When you choose to dispose of your organic waste with Claystone Organic Waste, you know it won’t just be tossed in a landfill. If your organic waste is acceptable, we’ll process it into rich, usable compost – and we’ll issue a certificate of authenticity to prove it.

That’s our guarantee that your waste isn’t being wasted.

Quality Control

When you choose to dispose of your organic waste with Claystone Organic Waste, you know it won’t just be tossed in a landfill. If your organic waste is acceptable, we’ll process it into rich, usable compost – and we’ll issue a certificate of authenticity to prove it.

That’s our guarantee that your waste isn’t being wasted.

Your Compost Questions Answered

Why has Claystone Organic Waste built a compost facility?

Claystone Organic Waste invested in the construction of our new facility to help municipalities and large-scale commercial enterprises in Alberta meet their waste diversion targets. Now that the facility is operational, Claystone Organic Waste aims to become a leading organics provider in the Edmonton metropolitan region as communities and businesses look for more full-service organic waste processing opportunities. The current landfill operating approval allows for a compost facility for up to 40,000 tonnes annually.

How is Claystone Organic Waste managing odours from the incoming organic material?

Odour is perhaps the most common problem associated with composting, and the failure to adequately address it can lead to complaints and the closure of facilities. Fortunately, odours can be controlled through facility design, proper management, and operational controls.

 

Claystone Organic Waste’s advanced compost facility was designed to utilize aerated static pile technology that exceeds the Standards for Composting Facilities in Alberta to control and manage odours.

 

Preventing excessive odours requires consistent management of the composting process, starting with prompt attention to incoming ingredients. Materials are mixed with a bulking agent which allows oxygen to flow through the material being composted.

 

Ensuring that there is enough oxygen in the compost pile is the most important component to minimizing the risk of microbes producing odours. In addition to providing enough oxygen, Claystone Organic Waste covers the piles with 15cm of a biocover layer. This material is either coarse wood chips or finished compost. The microbes in this layer absorb and decompose the odour compounds that may come up from the composting material underneath.

 

These design considerations and techniques have proven successful in mitigating odour issues before they occur.

What will Claystone Organic Waste do if any neighbours have any concerns?

Claystone is committed to being a responsive partner and good neighbour and we take our responsibility to reduce negative impacts from all our operations on neighbouring residents seriously. Below are answers detailing how Claystone mitigates nuisance issues common to landfills and compost operations.

 

Odour Control: Claystone employs various tactics to deal with odours depending on the type of organics. Active cells containing municipal solid waste are covered as standard operating procedure all year round. Our best practices ensure that we can mitigate odours and respect our neighbours. Through careful design and diligence in operation, odours from compost can be controlled and not be disruptive to the neighbouring airshed.

 

Birds: Claystone Organic Waste’s parent company Claystone Waste already has experience managing birds at its existing landfill site. Claystone works with a falconry contractor permitted by the Canadian Wildlife Service to control migratory birds like seagulls to reduce populations.

 

Litter Control: Litter management is carried out in the following ways on our site:

 

  • There are several layers of litter control fencing. The perimeter fence is a permanent fence. Semi-permanent fences are located at strategic points on closed portions of the landfill where high winds often blow litter. Moveable wind fences are available for placement as wind blockers.
  • Our landfill staff engage in ongoing litter collection efforts to minimize litter accumulation.
  • When fugitive litter moves outside the landfill boundaries, Claystone makes all attempts to recover the debris in cooperation with property owners and tenants, securing necessary permissions.
  • Off-site litter blown onto public roads and drainage ditches by a strong wind event is removed by Claystone staff as soon as possible. Litter that is blown onto neighbouring properties due to windy conditions is promptly cleared by landfill staff or contractors at Claystone’s expense as soon as feasible following such events. Claystone respects private property and will not enter without authorization from property owners.

 

Dust Control: Dust management is a key operational function on the Claystone site. In dry weather conditions, internal landfill access roads are watered to suppress dust as needed. During construction projects, contractors are responsible for dust control in their working areas of the site, with compliance monitoring done by Claystone.

How does Claystone Organic Waste receive organic material?

Our aim is to have four to six trucks per day with walking floor trailers transporting all suitable organic waste material from our customers directly to our composting facility. Material is accepted Monday to Friday. Claystone Organic Waste may also be contracted to collect and deliver the source-separated organics from the customer and transport them to our site.

Who owns the end product and what is the plan for it?

Claystone Organic Waste owns the product, with our goal to market up to 20,000 tonnes to an end user annually. Our facility produces high-quality compost which is suitable for all uses, including agriculture, residential gardens, horticulture, plant nurseries, public parks and green spaces, and many other applications.

How does Claystone Organic Waste deal with contaminants in the source-separated organic material brought to the site (e.g., plastic bags, etc.)?

Claystone Organic Waste employs a dual-deck screen to remove contaminants throughout the composting process. Some biodegradable materials such as compostable cutlery do not break down in the 45-day composting period, so they are also screened out.

How is the community benefitting from this composting project?

Claystone Organic Waste is a part of our parent company Claystone Waste, a municipally-owned company. As such, we are inextricably linked with the communities that surround us. Both Claystone Waste and Claystone Organic Waste are committed to improving the quality of life of these communities through various community benefit programs that are unmatched in the waste management industry.

 

In addition, the community can expect the following ongoing benefits moving forward:

 

  • Ongoing employment as an employer frequently voted among Alberta’s best.
  • Opportunity from Spring 2024 to easily purchase high-quality fully-organic compost in bulk – leading to improved soil quality, reduction in artificial fertilizer usage, and improved water retention that can potentially mitigate flooding.
  • Reduced methane emissions associated with other forms of organic waste disposal.
  • Less leachate creation, reducing possibility of accidental environmental contamination.
  • Reduced need for landfill space, significantly extending the lifespan of our current landfill.

Composting Designed For You

We are ready to help municipal and commercial partners in Alberta meet organic waste diversion targets and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

Our range of services are fully customizable to your exact needs, with regular waste collection and transportation options available.

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Let us make organics easy for you

Claystone Organic Waste aims to give unbeatable value and peace of mind to every one of our clients. A member of our team is on hand to give you a personalized quote on all our source-separated organic waste collection and processing services.

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Phone: 780-718-7956

Address: 12503 TWP 480

Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Viking Transfer Station is CLOSED on statutory holidays.

Accepts

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Large Item Waste (pending space availability)

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Kinsella Transfer station is CLOSED on statutory holidays.

Accepts

Bagged Household Garbage

Lawn Clippings / Hedge Trimmings

Scrap Wood

Large Item Waste (pending space availability)

Recycling

Propane Bottles

Metal

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Phone: 780-663-2083

Address: 50117 Range Road 173

Hours of Operation

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Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ryley Transfer Station is OPEN on statutory holidays.

Accepts

Bagged Household Garbage

Lawn Clippings / Hedge Trimmings

Scrap Wood

Large Item Waste (pending space availability)

Recycling

Electronics

Paint

Used Oil, Filters, and Containers

Antifreeze

Automotive Batteries

Tires

Propane Bottles

Metal

Freon-Containing Appliances

Twine

Grain Bags (Machine Rolled)

Pesticide and Herbicide Containers (Triple-Rinsed)

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Phone: 780-662-2731

Address: 51032 Range Road 191

Hours of Operation

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Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tofield Transfer Station is CLOSED on statutory holidays

Accepts

Bagged Household Garbage

Lawn Clippings / Hedge Trimmings

Scrap Wood

Large Item Waste (pending space availability)

Recycling

Electronics

Paper and Cardboard

Propane Bottles

Metal

Freon-Containing Appliances

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Address: 51008 Range Road 201

Hours of Operation

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Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Lindbrook Transfer Station is CLOSED on statutory holidays.

Accepts

Bagged Household Garbage

Lawn Clippings / Hedge Trimmings

Scrap Wood

Large Item Waste (pending space availability)

Recycling

Electronics

Paint

Used Oil, Filters, and Containers

Antifreeze

Automotive Batteries

Paper and Cardboard

Propane Bottles

Metal

Freon-Containing Appliances

Tires

Bicycle Tires