Canadians dispose of about 22 million tonnes of waste each year. Approximately 25% of this waste is leaf, yard and food waste that could be composted. Canada is committed to attaining its goal of 50% waste diversion by the year 2000 relative to a 1988 base year. In addition to reducing the amount of waste going to landfills, composting is one way to return nutrients and organic matter to soil. This makes compost a valuable product for landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. In light of these benefits, large scale composting facilities are being operated by industries and municipalities.
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