Learn About the Landfill Expansion
In July 2010, the City moved forward with the first phase of the landfill expansion, just south of the existing landfill to provide at least 15 more years of landfill space. The City will continue with further expansion in the future.
After an extensive public consultation period, an Environmental Impact Statement was completed and submitted to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment for approval.
The new landfill cells started receiving waste in June 2011.
The expansion area is designed with a composite liner system that includes a compacted clay liner and a high-density polyethylene geo-membrane. It also includes a landfill gas collection system and a leachate system to collect liquid waste and rain or snow that falls on the landfill.
The development of the expanded landfill coincides with progressive operations toward closure of the existing landfill. As the existing landfill is closed, more of the daily operations will move towards the new area.
A Landfill Planning Study completed in 2011 identified a number of key issues to be addressed in order for the landfill operations staff to meet the increasing demands at the site and improve customer service. These issues include upgrading the existing scales and scale-house, as they are reaching the end of their life cycle, and upgrading the landfill office and workshop, as they no longer meet the needs of the expanding landfill operations. The improved infrastructure is scheduled to be constructed in 2012.