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Surrey Biofuel Facility

The Surrey Biofuel Facility 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 it 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 will then be 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 will come from Surrey's residential curbside collection program. Commercial organic waste will also be 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. The main feature of this system is a powerful ventilation system, operating under negative pressure and directing 100% of the treated and filtered air out of the 70-meter stack located at the back of the facility to ensure optimal natural dispersion.

Education Centre

Along with the processing of the City's residential organic waste, the biofuel facility features an Educational Centre, which includes a meeting space, a viewing window and an outdoor interpretive garden. The City is looking forward to using this space for hosting small to large groups that are interested in learning more about organic waste management .

To learn more about Surrey’s Biofuel Facility, see the press release from the official opening.

Background Information

Learn more about Waste Collection services in Surrey.