Odour from a Compost Facility
Composting involves the collection and processing of the organic fractions of municipal solid waste. Commercial compost facilities are located in every province and territory in Canada, and complaints about odours from a composting facility are not uncommon. This inquiry sought information regarding the causes and mitigation of odours associated with compost facilities, and the possible health impacts to nearby residents from exposure to compost emissions.
Field Inquiries are based on a real or hypothetical situation related to an environmental health problem. NCCEH uses a multi-pronged approach, including academic sources, grey literature, and expert consultation, to define the practice problem, synthesize the available information and suggest approaches to resolve the problem.