Soiled Diapers Composting

by Mark Arishenkoff

$10,120 BOOSTED




Apr 06, 2018


May 21, 2018




Soiled Diapers Composting

by Mark Arishenkoff in Calgary

Business Plan

Soiled Diapers Composting Services Inc. (SDC) is a local waste diversion company focusing on hard to

process, organic materials such as (but not limited to) used disposable diapers and baby wipes. SDC

offers services to match your needs and budget, from weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly pickup services, to

full diapers services.

The pickup services include SDC coming to your home and collecting your diapers from a convenient

location, transporting them back to our facility, shredding them with other organic materials

(newspapers, cardboard, food waste, etc), and processing them in only 10 days into usable, organic


The diaper service includes all the pickup services and includes Naty Eco by Nature environmentally

friendly disposables. The diapers are tailored to the size of your baby and delivered with each collection

of the used ones. With the full diaper service you will have the piece of mind knowing that you no

longer need to stock up when there is a diaper sale, you don’t need to have extraordinary amounts of

space in you home to store the stockpile you’ve recently saved on, and you won’t have extra diapers left

over when your baby goes through a growth spurt three days after the sale and now needs the next size

up. Our team will deliver enough diapers to last until the next delivery, but should you run short, a call

to SDC is all that is needed to have someone come out the next day to bring you more to tide you over

until the next delivery. Although there is a limit of just over 6,000 diapers to the service, the average

child only uses 5,000 from birth to potty trained, leaving you with plenty of diapers over your three year


How does it work? The specialized machinery used by SDC is being used in other parts of the world

(New Zealand, Australia, UK, and more), but there are currently no facilities employing diaper

composting in North America. The equipment can compost any brand of diaper currently on the

market, not just compost specific diapers. The diapers are shredded with other organic materials and

then enter the in-vessel composting unit. The equipment regulates the amount of new material

entering, the time it is in motion, the temperature inside the drum (40-65 degrees Celsius), the amount

of moisture in the unit, and the exhaust. All air is exhausted through two separate biofilters and then

re-injected into the compost material, leaving virtually no harmful emissions, and zero odors to the

surrounding neighborhood.

Currently the compost can be used for environmental projects such as mine reclamation, roadside

rehabilitation, and parks and recreation beautification. It is the goal of SDC to gain approvals to have

the compost fit for food growth so that organic farms, vertical farming, vertical gardens, etc. will be able

to benefit from the moisture retaining properties of the compost.

With your support SDC can help to eliminate the 2.4 billion diapers entering Canadian landfills per year.

All you need to do is purchase a subscription, share the link to this campaign with your friends, family,

and neighbors. Please browse through the rewards and choose one that you like best so that the funds

can help us to achieve our current goal of upgrading our equipment and facility.

Thank you for helping Soiled Diapers Composting to bridge the gap between the convenience of

disposables and the environmental friendliness of cloth diapers. Thank you for helping us to make

diapers clean again!

Comments (14)

Selina Wong-Parrotta says:

What a great idea! So excited to try this at such an affordable rate!

10 seconds ago

Kara Wenzel says:

Good luck!

5 seconds ago

Kerry Keller says:

This is a fantastic project and I am so pleased to see this happening here in Calgary! I am spreading the word about this much overdue, and much needed, solution to the diaper dilemma! Thank you guys for taking the initiative to start this company! All the best in your startup - can't wait to see our diapers kept out of the landfill!

43 seconds ago

Tamara Loria says:

Amazing business idea...thanks for helping us create a sustainable future!

41 seconds ago

Amy Stansky says:

This is a great idea!

23 seconds ago

Inka Weisell says:

A much needed and intelligent business!

52 seconds ago

Deanne Wiseman says:

Every parent and landfill needs this! Thank you, thank you for starting your amazing business!

23 seconds ago

Shannon Olmstead says:

This is a great business! Keep up the great work!

43 seconds ago

Alan Gordon-Cooper says:

This is a really great thing you're doing! I hope every parent in Calgary will do this and perhaps the city could subsidize the service for low-income families. I'd be more than happy to pay a bit more tax for no diapers to end up in landfills.

57 seconds ago

Tracy Hudson says:

Good luck Mark - look forward to collaborating with you!!

32 seconds ago

Mathilde Denier says:

I love your project, I do not have kids yet but I would use your services when I do.

57 seconds ago

Katrina Cavanagh says:

Very excited about this option!

37 seconds ago

Les Wong says:

Hi! We saw you at the Baby show today and also heard about you from a friend.

2 seconds ago

Shawna Tiefenthaler says:

Such a great idea and a much needed service. Wish I could have composted the last 15 years worth of diapers too!

38 seconds ago


Mark Arishenkoff


Mark has a BBA in Accounting from Mount Royal University and articled with a large audit and assurance firm while pursuing his CPA designation. Entrepreneurship has been in his heart since he was young. At age 14 he designed his first restaurant complete with functional menu, at 21 completed a 2-year service mission in South America and the United States. Prior to SDC, Mark owned and operated a small, successful contracting company. As Family is central in Mark's life, finding and filling a...

Kyle MacQuarrie


Kyle has a BBA in Marketing from Mount Royal University and has worked in similar roles for the past decade. He is people and community oriented - from eating record numbers of poutines and pancake breakfasts for local charities to volunteering at countless community events. He is the frontman and face of SDC. The family is key to Kyle, and finding and filling a need that serves both family and community is central to his career development. With two children he is well acquainted with all t...

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