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Surrey Biofuel Facility

exterior of the biofuel facility

The Surrey Biofuel Facility, located at 9752 192 Street in Surrey, BC is a smart, sustainable solution for Surrey's organic waste. Built as part of the City’s Rethink Waste Program, this organic waste biofuel processing facility helps Surrey in its goal of creating a fully integrated model for organic waste management that maximizes the diversion of source separated organic waste from the landfill, making it both economically and environmentally sustainable.

The biofuel facility processes the City’s organic waste into a 100% renewable natural gas (RNG). The RNG is then used to fuel the City's natural gas powered waste collection vehicles and its growing fleet of natural gas powered operations service vehicles, and provide a renewable fuel source for the new District Energy System, which will heat and cool Surrey's City Centre. Taking this step will significantly reduce the City's corporate carbon footprint. The facility will also produce a high-end compost product that will be used in agricultural and landscaping applications.

The facility is situated on City-owned property located in Port Kells, adjacent to the Surrey Transfer Station and can process upwards of 115,000 tonnes of organic waste per year. The majority of this waste comes from Surrey's residential curbside collection program. Commercial organic waste is also processed at this facility. Processing commercial organic waste helps support the Metro Vancouver Food Scraps Recycling Program.

The facility has a state of the art odour mitigation system in place to significantly reduce the risk of fugitive odours impacting neighbouring communities.

Education Centre

The facility’s Educational Centre is available for those interested in learning more about organic waste management. The centre features a meeting space, viewing window and outdoor interpretive garden to educate groups of all sizes on how the City processes organic waste.

Background Information

Learn more about Waste Collection services in Surrey.