What do you mean by sustainable organic waste management?2021-07-01T21:20:43+00:00

It means techniques such as composting and vermicomposting, either at the household or municipal level. Or other projects related to landfill gas capture and anaerobic digestion

How can I be part of the Program?2021-07-01T21:22:17+00:00

The main focus of the program is the development of centralized projects with municipal coverage, so you can contact your municipality for them to write to info@reciclorganicos.com

What is the difference between composting and vermicomposting?2021-07-01T21:25:17+00:00

The main difference is that vermicomposting uses Californian red worms that accelerate the decomposition process (by eating the waste).

What is composting?2021-07-01T21:26:06+00:00

Composting is a biological process that occurs in the presence of oxygen and transforms organic waste into a fertilizer for plants, which is called compost. Compost is a natural product, visually like soil, brown to black in color, rich in nutrients for the garden, plants or orchards.

What is vermicomposting?2021-07-01T21:26:42+00:00

Vermicomposting is a biotechnique that consists of using worms for the degradation of organic waste and the production of humus.

The worms feed on organic waste, and by the process of digestion, they transform organic waste into an organic fertilizer, known as humus.

What is Organic Recycle?2021-07-01T21:28:21+00:00

A National Program, that results from the Environmental Cooperation Agreement of the governments of Canada and Chile, which seeks to combat climate change through the sustainable management of organic waste.

What can I and what can I not compost / vermicompost?2021-07-01T21:22:58+00:00

The main recommendation is to incorporate organic waste in small pieces and in equal proportions of green / wet material and brown / dry material.

In the case of vermicomposting, avoid incorporating too many citrus elements (such as lemon peel).

What is organic waste?2021-07-01T21:27:48+00:00

It corresponds to remains of animal * or plant origin. Such as, for example, chard stems, fruit peel, coffee grounds, eggshells, chicken bones, among others.

For its management, through composting or vermicomposting, the organic waste is classified into green / wet material and brown / dry material.

* At the household level, it is not recommended to incorporate animal remains into a composting or vermicomposting unit.



GG CO2-eq/year


The waste sector, which includes GHG emissions resulting from microbiological processes that occur to the organic matter of solid waste under anaerobic degradation and from the anaerobic treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater, represented 3.7 % of the GHG balance in year 2013.


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