A waste management facility is defined by the type of waste that is accepted, and the processes used to handle and treat the accepted wastes.

Alberta Environment and Parks has developed legislation and guidance documents for several common waste management facility types including:

Setbacks and financial security

All waste management facilities must meet requirements under the Activities Designation Regulation as well as setback distances under the Subdivision and Development Regulation. Waste facilities that need to be registered or approved are also required to post financial security as required by the Waste Control Regulation.

Online waste measurement system

The online waste measurement does not replace the annual reporting obligations that are listed in waste management facility approvals. The online waste measurement system provides a consistent format to allow the information to be consolidated and used for policy development.

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Regional waste authorities in Alberta