THUNDER BAY — A new waste diversion company in Thunder Bay is looking to be operational by the end of this year.

Eco Depot held an information session Friday afternoon at Whitewater Golf Club to show the city what they are all about, and to encourage businesses to divert their organic waste their way.

They plan to be operational by the end of this year depending on Ministry of Environment and Climate Change approval, and representatives say construction is well on its way.

A public information session was held to share updates, and inform the public about the company’s goals.

Lehtinen said there is demand in the city, especially from the younger generation for an organic waste composting site.

She added that both the municipality and the environment would benefit from this facility.

They want to encourage businesses and local municipalities to increase their diversion rates through the diversion of specific organic waste to the Eco Depot facility.

Lehtinen said compost can be useful in not only agricultural operations, but in commercial operations and subdivision construction.