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Feasibility study for a composting pilot project at the University of Waterloo

TitleFeasibility study for a composting pilot project at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsChapman, L., L. Flaherty, S. Hetherington, O. Pinho, and A. C. Spezowka
Keywordscomposting, residences
Abstract

In an effort to address the present waste management crisis in Waterloo, five Environment and Resource Studies students have investigated the feasibility of a composting pilot project at the University of Waterloo in the spring of 1991. This report researches the need for an alternative waste management system. Through a detailed analysis of the costs, and the environmental and social issues of the present system, the ERS 290 project coordinators believe that there are substantial benefits to examining alternatives to the present waste disposal system. Considerations have been analyzed and dealt with accordingly for the actual implementation of a pilot project. The ERS 290 Project Coordinators have selected St. Paul’s College as the preferred residence at which to conduct the pilot project. Government regulations, site location, composter design, monitoring requirements and techniques, funding and foreseeable surprises and their mitigation measures have also been investigated in the compilation of this report... For full text, please email sustainability@uwaterloo.ca