Kelowna creates a Class A biosolids compost that is used in horticultural, landscaping and home use markets.

What we do

Kelowna and Vernon wastewater treatment facilities are located in the interior of British Columbia.  The two plants create a Class A biosolids compost, Ogogrow, that is a mix of biosolids, two types of wood waste (hog fuel and white wood) and wood ash composted in the Extended Aerated Static Pile.  Blending is initially done by a front end loader proportionally adding compost ingredients into a auger type mixer. The composting system used is Engineered Compost Systems (ECS) Aeration System where their product goes through 2 phases that last 27 days each.  Reclaimed water from the City of Vernon’s reservoir is added to maintain moisture in the compost piles. The compost is then screened to ½ inch and after curing undergoes final product testing in individual windrows.

Local users

The major bulk users of Ogogrow in the area are nurseries, landscapers, and one customer who re-blends the compost into various bagged products and for use on golf courses. 

Community support

The major bulk users of Ogogrow in the area are nurseries, landscapers, and one customer who re-blends the compost into various bagged products and for use on golf courses. 

Ogogrow

Beautiful landscaping courtesy of Ogogrow Class A compost.