Composting in Tijuana
The Tijuana River lies between the U.S and Mexico Border and ia a major environmental concern for both countries. In an effort to help reduce the amount of illegal dumping in the river and promote a new appreciation for the value of food and green waste, EFCWest is supporting the Tijuana Compost Center's efforts to build a commercially viable composting operation in or near Tijuana.
Achieving this goal will help the Tijuana Compost Center identify and assess compost market opportunities in the region, develop a business and finance plan to help scale up existing TCV operations and characterize funding and investment opportunities to support operational and capital needs.
EFC West vistied the TCV composting facility in October 2014 to learn more about the Center's needs and future goals. Interviews were conducted with numerous local, state and federal government officials to assess the levels of government support. Potential waste streams and markets were analyzed locally and in Ensenada.