Audio Interview – Mateo Ocejo, NetZero Waste


Mateo Ocejo is the owner of NetZero Waste Waste, which operates a number of centralized industrial composting facilities in BC, utilizing a Gore-Tex tarp cover system which traps moisture, reduces smell, and allows CO2 and oxygen circulation.  The system is classified as an “in-vessel”  system, which reduces regulatory burden, and also utilizes a relatively simpler aerated static pile process.

On the February 21, 2017 broadcast of “The EcoCentric” on CJLY,  Mateo talked about municipal composting, and how it might work in Nelson and the RDCK.

Topics of discussion included transportation issues related to rural areas, how trucks could be used in Nelson for collection, and cost issues associated with a centralized system.