The largest organics biofuel facility in Canada will be built in Surrey, B.C., as a way to divert waste from the landfill and turn it into natural gas.

Mayor Dianne Watts said about a quarter of the facility’s project costs will come from the federal government and that a private partner will be chosen to design, build and operate it by 2015.

The mayor says Surrey collects waste from about 100,000 homes and that about 65 per cent of its residential garbage includes organics from commercial kitchen and yard waste.

City spokeswoman Tara Foslien says that eventually, Surrey aims to be home to North America’s only fully integrated organics waste management system.

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