Safety on landfill sites is a responsibility that we take very seriously. The City of Calgary landfills are industrial worksites with large equipment, such as compactors and garbage trucks, continuously moving around. Here are a few safety tips to follow when visiting one of Calgary's three landfills.
Landfill safety tips
Please respect the speed limits. The landfill is a working industrial site and speeding puts everyone at risk.
The City has a no smoking policy on the landfill. Smouldering material of any kind is not accepted due to the risk of fire.
No cell phone use
In Alberta, it's against the law to use your cell phone while driving.
The City has a strict no scavenging policy on the landfills. Scavenging creates unnecessary danger and risk to your personal health and safety.
Stay inside your vehicle
If you must exit your vehicle at the landfill, stay within 20 feet of it and be aware of the location of heavy equipment at all times. Keep children and pets inside your vehicle at all times.
No abusive behaviour
Abusive behaviour - verbal or physical - against landfill employees at the scalehouse or any location at the landfill will not be tolerated.