Waste Management Centre
The Waste Management Centre will be a new office and shop facility located next to the Fleet Street Landfill, consolidating the City’s Solid Waste Department and services at one location. This new facility will be able to expand so waste management services can continue to meet the needs of Regina’s growing population.
The estimated cost of the project is about $35 million and is funded from the Solid Waste Reserve. Much progress has been made since the initiation of this multi-year project in 2016. Site servicing will begin in September with the facility construction expected to begin later this year.
Existing facilities that currently hold the Solid Waste department equipment and staff are inadequate. The department is decentralized, working from multiple facilities in the Public Works Yard, at the Landfill and at 500 Arcola Street. As the city continues to grow, the number of Solid Waste collection vehicles and staff has grown and is expected to continue to grow.
The new facility will centralize Solid Waste’s operations and associated programs at the Landfill in a facility that will meet current and future program needs. The facility will provide a model of efficiency between the Solid Waste branches by sharing crew spaces, office support areas and vehicle and equipment storage. Corporate Fleet Training space needs will be accommodated in the facility as well as accommodating fleet maintenance for the waste equipment on site.
The new facility will be designed and constructed to accommodate between 10 and 25 years of growth. The facility is to be designed and constructed to allow for other Transportation & Utilities Division functions to potentially be located on this site in the future.
The completion of this project will provide much needed flexibility within the Public Works Yard. The freed up space there will allow the Transportation & Utilities Division to consolidate vehicle and equipment storage on one site, increasing operational efficiencies.
Project Funding (in millions)
The estimated cost of the project is about $35 million and is funded from the Solid Waste Reserve.
- Award Site Development Contract – August 2018
- Site development begins – September 2018
- Issue Request for Pre-Qualification for Facility Construction – July 2018
- Award Facility Construction – Year End 2018
- Facility construction begins – Early 2019
- Facility occupancy – 2020
Timing may change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this centre being built?
There are many reasons. Existing facilities that currently hold the solid waste equipment and staff are inadequate.
As the City continues to grow, the number of solid waste collection vehicles has grown and is expected to continue to grow. This will continue to place increased pressure on the existing facilities, already at or beyond capacity.
Solid Waste Department staff are currently located in four separate facilities causing inefficiencies and limiting the potential for improved teamwork.
How much does the facility cost and where did the money come from?
This planned infrastructure project is 100 per cent funded from the Solid Waste Reserve. We have budgeted $11.9 million in 2018. The total estimated cost of this project is $35 million and will take three years to complete.
Is the City taking on new debt to fund this project?
No, this planned project is 100 per cent funded from the Solid Waste Reserve.
Where will this centre be located and why?
It will be located directly adjacent and to the east of the Fleet Street Landfill. This land is situated ideally to satisfy the needs of the landfill, the new Waste Management Centre, as well as provide future operational opportunities for other services.
What is going to be in the Centre?
The new Waste Management Centre will include office, shop, lab space and storage for the following programs and services:
- Solid Waste Department
- Waste Diversion
- Landfill Operations
- Solid Waste Collection
- Environmental Services
- Business Support
- Fleet Services Department
- Fleet Maintenance
- Fleet Operations (Fleet Training)
- Supply Services (Parts and Fuel)
- The Waste Management Centre will also have an education space to provide residents with opportunities to learn about waste diversion in order to extend the life of the Landfill.