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Walker Industries invests $43 million in its Ontario facility

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The ribbon cutting ceremony at Walker Industries' Arthur Campus. Walker Industries Holdings

Walker Industries Holdings has invested in its Arthur Campus located in the Township of Wellington-North. This investment entails a $25-million expansion of Walker's composting infrastructure alongside an $18-million packaging facility. 

These investments enable Walker to divert 170,000 tonnes of organic materials into compost, soils, and soil amendments. The expansion has also increased the workforce at the Arthur Campus.

"The expansion of our Arthur Campus is a testament to our shared vision for environmental stewardship and community prosperity," said Adam Egan, business operations manager at Walker.

Walker began its expansion program at the site in 2020 by constructing 32 new GORE composting cells. These cells are covered with GORE-TEX material, which creates a controlled environment for decomposition. The cover also reduces odours and environmental impacts, allowing for the rapid production of high-quality compost. 

Using this method, Walker is poised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 11,350 tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) by 2030 and 137,000 tonnes by 2050. 

The packaging facility came online in June 2024, equipped with two fully automated bagging lines capable of producing up to 100,000 pallets of garden soil and mulches annually.

"Our commitment to sustainability drives us to develop solutions that minimize environmental impact and maximize resource efficiency," said Geoff Boyd, vice president of resource recovery at Walker.

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2800 Thorold Townline Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
CA, L2E 6S4


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