Kathy Berger

Kathy Berger's Food Waste Success Story

Kathy Berger's Food Waste Success Story

Approximately four years ago, we initiated a relationship with the City of Greater Sudbury to explore the possibility of composting the food waste our site was producing. Through our efforts to source increasingly local and delicious food (we currently source 25% of our food from Ontario producers and vendors) we also hope to decrease waste generated in our Food Service areas.
I am happy to say as of August 1, 2018 we have started to collect our organic waste in patient food services, as well as our retail food services, including Tim Hortons and the cafeteria!

These items are being picked up by the City to be turned into compost that can be used on gardens throughout the city as well as being sold to the general public. It took a while to sort out, but through the persistence of our Management team, our vision and patience have paid off. The City is finally ready to accept our organic waste - and staff in all participating areas are excited and on board! This is an exciting step in helping reduce our environmental impact on our city.