When food scraps arrive at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, they are screened to remove any garbage. Then, they are processed at the Anaerobic Digestion Facility, or sent to an organics processor in the Edmonton area.

Yard waste set out for seasonal collection, or taken to an Eco Station, is composted outdoors at the Compost Cure Site.  

If organic material is buried in a landfill, it creates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. By sorting waste, residents allow it to be turned it into compost and energy, and help prevent greenhouse gas emissions.