Minto Place launches Simply Compost!
Located in the heart of Ottawa, the Minto Place complex is comprised of 1.5 million square feet of office space, including two office towers, Minto Suite Hotel, an underground parking garage and a retail concourse housing ten food service franchises and nine retail stores.
In 2011, an organic waste recycling program was developed. Implementation rolled-out in stages, beginning with select vendors collecting behind-the-counter waste from food preparation. In March of 2012, a full scale front and back-of-counter food court collection program called Simply Compost was launched, allowing all patrons and all vendors to compost their leftovers and assist in diverting waste from landfills. As one of the only organics collection programs in Ottawa, the Simply Compost initiative has the potential to increase Minto’s waste diversion rate to over 77%.
This new program will help us:
- Meet the Provincial target of 60% diversion from landfill.
- Recycle organic waste into a rich compost for agricultural use.