Yard waste materials that are collected from curbside are directly transported to the Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre Facility located in Richmond, B.C. The materials at the facility are unloaded and placed directly into a compost pile including the Kraft Paper Bags.
The compost process transforms the yard waste into soil. This process uses micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi to break down the organic materials. For the process to work best, it is important that the micro-organisms have a continuous supply of food (i.e. organics), water and oxygen. As well, managing the temperature of the composting material is important to make the process work. Once the compost process is completed the end material is a high-quality soil and mulch that is distributed throughout BC.