The Alberta government is responsible for regulating the transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes and for hazardous waste management facilities that handle/dispose of hazardous and industrial waste. The department has a comprehensive waste management framework that includes legislation, policies, programs, guidance documents, and waste tracking.

Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) establishes a broad framework to manage waste including hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables through the Waste Control Regulation, a transportation tracking system, and an approval process for storage, treatment and disposal facilities.

In this section, find out how key components of Alberta’s hazardous waste industry are regulated and managed:

  • PIN Registration – The EPEA requires persons who generate, collect, transport or receive hazardous waste to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) by registering with the Director. There is no cost to apply for a PIN.
  • Importation – Ministerial Authorization may be required prior to the importation of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclables from out of Province.
  • Transportation – The EPEA requires that shipments of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables use specific shipping documents such as a hazardous waste manifest or recycle docket.
  • Facilities – A comprehensive regulatory system has been established to provide regulatory oversight to persons and companies managing hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables in Alberta.

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