Client: The City of Saskatoon
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Project Timeline: 2010 – 2011

The Saskatoon Waste Management Centre is owned and managed by the City of Saskatoon. The Centre comprises a landfill encompassing an area of approximately 37.4 hectares (both lined and unlined). The landfill accepts approximately 130,000 tonnes of waste per year.

An Integrated Management Plan was prepared for the Saskatoon Waste Management Centre in accordance with the design, performance, and operational requirements of the site Permit, and in general accordance with relevant Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment acts, regulations, and guidance documents. The Plan was developed based on an integrated development strategy which incorporates surface water, leachate, and landfill gas management controls into the landfill development plan to mitigate derived impacts.

Key objectives incorporated into the Plan including the following:

  • Updated fill plan that optimizes available landfill airspace, while allowing for the installation of a wind turbine on the landfill;
  • Updated fill plan that addresses the need to reduce leachate generation and optimize surface water controls;
  • Updated final development contours that address potential future differential settlement of the landfill;
  • Reduction in long-term environmental impacts associated with the landfill area;
  • Updated and revised environmental monitoring program; and
  • Conceptual design for the expansion of the landfill gas collection system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nuisance odours.

The resultant Plan is a comprehensive and integrated document which addresses all of the objectives. The Plan includes a detailed development strategy for the existing landfill, providing approximately 10,250,000 cubic metres of airspace. Based upon population growth projections, future diversion initiatives, increased landfill side slopes, site expansion and development plans, and fill rate assumptions, it is estimated that the Site will reach design capacity in 2062.