Client: Environmental Monitoring Program – Red Deer Waste Management Facility
Location: Red Deer, Alberta

$95,000 Annually


In 2008, XCG was retained by the City of Red Deer to complete annual monitoring for the Waste Management Facility (WMF). The WMF includes a Class II landfill, a leaf and yard waste composting area, a public drop-off facility, and a household hazardous waste facility. Also situated on the WMF property are a snow storage area, an aggregate storage pad, stockpile areas, maintenance building, scale house, and an office and interpretive centre. In addition, a portion of the property is used for agriculture. The landfill is a composite, lined, containment landfill that opened in 2001 and continues to accept waste.

The Site encompasses an area of approximately 218.5 hectares with the limit of waste encompassing an area of approximately 59 hectares. The landfill accepts approximately 70,000 tonnes of waste annually and serves all the needs of the City of Red Deer with a population of approximately 92,000.

The annual environmental monitoring program for the WMF includes: 16 on-site groundwater monitoring wells, four monitoring wells located in the snow storage area, 12 residential water wells, as well as the leachate and groundwater collection manholes; six surface water locations; and seven soil gas probes.

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