Coast Reduction is an industry leader in air
All of our facilities utilize totally
enclosed rendering processes operating in enclosed
In March, 2010, the BC Environmental Appeal Board
ruled in favour of
West Coast Reduction that air permit no. GVA 0141,
issued by Metro Vancouver, is meeting the objective of
environment and does not require an amendment. The
Panel recognized the important function that
West Coast Reduction plays in the management and
recycling of waste from food production, and the work
the company has done to address odour.
The Board supported
West Coast Reduction's initiatives to identify
further ways to reduce odour and continue to pursue
efforts to engage the community, Metro
Vancouver, and the company.
here to read a summary of the decision (PDF download)
Access a full copy of the decision on the Environmental
Appeal Board's website:
(West Coast Appeal - 2007-EMA-007, 2008-EMA-005)
(Dickson Appeal - 2007-EMA-008, 2008-EMA-004)
We share local residents’ interest in air quality and
are committed to continuing work to further reduce odour
from our operations.
Air quality control is accomplished by maintaining
negative pressure in our equipment and buildings, and
treating the resulting air flow in packed tower
scrubbers and thermal oxidizers.
Packed tower scrubbers, as the name suggests, utilize
packing materials, usually in the form of plastic or
metal cylinders as surface area for contact with an
oxidizing agent to destroy the odour causing compounds
in the air.
Thermal oxidizers use natural gas to combust process
air at high temperatures, thereby destroying its
associated odours. They are the most efficient odour
control technology available to the industry.
The rendering process itself utilizes no chemicals.
Only heat and mechanical processing are used to produce
our finished products. Consequently, the air discharged
from the process only contains organic trace substances,
much like the air around any kitchen stove.
Air releases to the environment are regulated by
provincial and municipal authorities. All of our
facilities hold permits for these discharges, which
stipulate monitoring and reporting requirements.
In addition to our facilities, our large fleet of
trucks affords us another opportunity for us to make a
difference. Our fleet uses
Biodiesel, which is cleaner burning than diesel
fuel. This reduces vehicle related greenhouse gas
emissions by 300 tonnes every year.