Crazy for Compost
Our company founders George and Marnie Brown have been in business together since 2001. But beyond that, they’ve been married to one another for over 30 years. This means that when you combine their years of experience as both business partners and a married couple, you get an endless number of great stories – some of which have become “MASS Classics” – in the form of friendly tales and anecdotes that get told around the office on a regular basis.
One of the most popular stories that our team loves to hear revolves around George’s long-enduring love of compost. Yes …. You read that correctly. His love of compost.
Marnie often tells us stories about how George’s journey towards finding the right compost solution involved a LOT of experimentation. For years, George endeavored to find a system that we could provide to our clients which would allow them to create nutrient-rich compost on their own grounds. He envisioned providing our clients with the opportunity to develop their own closed-loop food waste system right on-site. Thus, he battled to find a way to find a compost system that would eliminate the issues of pests, vermin, and overwhelming odours.
Fortunately, Marnie is happy to report that along the way, George discovered a solution that creates nutrient-rich compost without the pests, vermin, and other unpleasantries that you might expect. That solution came in the form of the Rocket In-Vessel Composting System, a piece of equipment out of the UK, for which MASS is now the exclusive Canadian distributor.
And while George has been known to say “I’d rather smell compost than methane gas,” we have to say that the Rocket is a system that even those of us with the most sensitive noses can happily handle.
Giving Back to the Earth
If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of the waste industry in Canada over the past couple of years, you’ve probably heard a lot about food-waste. Food-Waste regulations have been passed at both the regional and provincials level across our country, in places like Nova Scotia, Calgary, Metro Vancouver, Victoria, BC, and more! Here in Ontario, we are awaiting the exciting implementation of Bill 151 as we gear up for a food-waste ban within the Institutional, Commercial, Industrial (ICI) Sector. What this means is that businesses, restaurants, health care facilities, educational institutions, and more should be prepared with a solution in place to divert their food-waste from landfill. Whether this be through a commercial organics program or an on-site closed loop system, it is encouraging to know that participating in such an initiative truly is an investment in the future.
Composting enriches our soil, retains moisture, and keeps plants healthy. It reduces the need for chemical fertilizers which are related to pollution, and encourages the production of healthy bacteria and fungi. Most notably, compost reduces the methane emissions from landfills which allows you to minimize your carbon footprint. With all this being said, MASS encourages businesses across the country to consider a compost solution, as an opportunity to reduce your environmental footprint, future-proof your operations, and become a truly ahead-of-the-curve business.
At MASS, we are seeing a number of clients eagerly pursue the opportunity to implement an on-site closed-loop organics processing system. This entails an organics processing system, in the form of a Rocket Composter. Through this leading-edge equipment, businesses are able to create their own personal circular economy within their daily operations, within which they become responsible for all food generated and wasted at their location. Then, they are able to utilize the compost on-site, and give back to the earth.
By controlling temperature, aeration, and moisture, the Rocket In-Vessel Composting System creates nutrient-rich compost out of your food-waste within a short 14-day period. Because the Rocket is a totally enclosed system, access to pests is prevented, and the high heat process destroys pathogens.
The compost created by the Rocket is crumbly and soil-like, containing all the trace elements need for healthy plant root generation.
Currently, Rocket Composters are in operation in a number of settings including: Independent Schools, Universities and Colleges, Health Care Facilities, Multi-Unit Residential Dwellings, Office Towers / Buildings, and more. MASS works closely with our clients in all sectors across Canada to find a Rocket Composter to suit their unique needs.
At MASS, we believe that each of us has the individual responsibility to give back to the earth. Composting is a truly effective way to do your part to mitigate your environmental footprint.