Net Zero Waste Abbotsford
“Community Futures South Fraser provided us with a loan beyond what our Senior Lender provided which helped us fund our first facility expansion. This expansion has allowed our business to grow and to continue to be successful. Staff from CFSF have always been professional and have taken the time to visit our site and understand our operation. I would recommend CFSF to any other business owners within the Fraser Valley that are considering subordinated debt which may not qualify at the Senior Banks.”
“Net Zero Waste Abbotsford provides a sustainable organic recycling solution for Abbotsford residents, farmers and businesses. Our site processes over 25,000 tons of organic waste annually saving local communities considerable money by avoiding much higher “landfill” disposal fees. We process food and yard waste from the City of Abbotsford and Chilliwack as well as from local farmers and businesses. We are working with the Leqamel First Nation to capture their waste and that from other first nations communities in our region. Our process encapsulates the materials under a “Gore-Tex” Jacket to ensure no odour escapes. We are proud that we have never had an odour complaint – an issue which has recently plagued many municipalities within Metro Vancouver.
In 2015 we started our education program to create a unique out of the classroom learning opportunity and have now hosted over 500 local students at the composting facility. We are honored to accommodate post-secondary academic research studies from the University of the Fraser Valley, Kwantlen Polytechnique University as well as UBC. Net Zero Waste Abbotsford works with BC Agriculture in Classroom, by providing soil for their highly reputable “Spuds in Tubs” program. This year our soil was used in 44 local Schools with excellent results and lots of spuds for our successful little farmers. Finally we offer a Compost facility Operator Training Program to help educate other facility operators from within BC with training completed on-site. These operating courses are 4 days long and combine field work with tours of local operations, classroom based learning modules and guest speakers from within the industry. We are proud to be a part of the Abbotsford Community and to supply the very best soil to help Valley residents have the most impressive gardens in the Province!