Food waste disposers (FWDs), also known as food grinders, are used for the disposal of food waste by some residents in the Metro Vancouver region. According to a detailed food characterization study conducted by Metro Vancouver in 2014, about 46% of households have FWDs out of which 44% use their FWD on a daily basis. The purpose of this study was to determine the additional organic loading (Biochemical Oxygen Demand and Total Suspended Solids) that FWDs contribute to the wastewater treatment system in the Metro Vancouver region.

Partner: Metro Vancouver
Keywords: food systems, waste management & recycling, water

Frank Nkansah-Boadu