Director and Operator
Jaye-Jay is a member of the Certified Organic Association of British Columbia (COABC) and currently owns and operates a small Certified Organic farm in the Sea to Sky corridor. Jaye-Jay sits on the S.L.R.D. Area C: Agricultural Advisory Committee and has committed to sustainable agriculture in the region.
He has completed a Compost Facility Operators course at the Washington State University in Puyallup, W.A. and has extensive experience in working with local First Nations. He has established many positive, long lasting relationships within the local communities and will continue to work towards additional positive long term relationships in the corridor. Jaye-Jay has been working with Net Zero Waste since 2009 and has been directly involved in the startup and operations at a similar Gore Cover compost facility in Sechelt, B.C.
Prior to founding Net Zero Waste Inc., Mateo Ocejo spent 10 years working in the environmental industry, most recently with AECOM (formerly known as Earth Tech Canada).
During that time, Mateo has provided a wide range of clients with guidance and support with the design and implementation of cost effective environmentally sustainable and publicly accepted diversion strategies. A specific focus has been placed on compost program structure and in-vessel facility design.
Scott is an ecologist and a composter. With a degree in Ecology from University of Otago, New Zealand and a Diploma in Business Management, he has been in waste management and organics recycling since 2010. First, with a small start-up, up-cycling used cooking oil into an alternative energy source and then with Harvest Power, at a facility in Richmond, BC. He held a number of positions during his tenure there, including both General Manager of an anaerobic digester and General Manager of a 250,000 tonne per year food and yard waste compost facility.
Scott has a particular interest in quality control and odour science. He has presented research on odour monitoring techniques. He has co-presented the New Zero Waste Compost Facility Operator Training course since 2015. Scott is currently the General Manager of Sea to Sky Soils and Composting.