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Food Scraps Recovery Options

The following is a list of businesses known to provide food scraps recovery options.

Organizations not listed that wish to have their information included on this list and website may contact Food Protection Services at

DISCLAIMER: The BC Centre for Disease Control does not endorse any of the products or services provided by these individuals and/or businesses, and does not accept any liability for the actions of these individuals and/or businesses.

Rabbitats Canada, a non-profit rabbit rescue in Vancouver recovers produce from grocery retailers for rabbits in their rescue shelter. Rabbit manure is composted along with the bedding and given to gardeners for a small fee/donation.


Urban Digs Farm in South Burnaby recovers unsaleable food from food processors, distributors, and other businesses for animal feed. Opportunities for recovering food edible for animals exist all along the supply chain: whey from cheese making, vegetable trimmings from vegetable processing, spent brewery grains from microbreweries, close-dated yogurt, unsold bread from bakeries, and whole raw produce from retailers. 



Enterra is a Vancouver-based company that uses traceable, pre-consumer food waste from grocery stores, food processors, and distributors as feedstock to up-cycle the food waste to sustainable natural protein, oils and fertilizer used as feed ingredients in aquaculture, poultry farming and pet foods.


West Coast Reduction is a Vancouver-based independent 

rendering company that receives used cooking oil and meat and fish by-products from farms, feedlots, restaurants, butcher shops, super markets, and processors of beef, pork, poultry and fish products intended for human consumption. By-products are transferred to a rendering plant where they are processed into useful rendered finished products, including fish and animal feed, pet food, biodiesel, and soaps. 



Spa Hills Compost offers commercial composting to local businesses and facilities in the Shuswap and North Okanagan. They provide a pick-up service for compostable waste on a weekly basis or as needed. They supply waste containers with compostable bags and outdoor storage bins. 



Harvest Power helps the Metro Vancouver region meet its zero waste, clean energy, and healthy soils through its Energy Garden and Composting facility in Richmond. The Energy Garden uses anaerobic digestion technology to produce electricity – enough to power 900 local homes – from the region’s food scraps and yard debris. This facility is the first commercial-scale high solids anaerobic digester (HSAD) facility in Canada. The site also boasts a robust composting site: Harvest is a wholesale manufacturer of top quality compost, soil blends and wood mulch materials. Their team is proud to provide services and products that help the Metro Vancouver region become a global leader in urban sustainability. 



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