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Spyhill construction - Recapping the landfill

Beginning in mid-July 2016, The City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services will be recapping a portion of the Spyhill Landfill. This is planned work required as part of our operating permit and this project will be delivered in 2 phases over multiple years.

The goal of this project is to continue to meet or exceed regulatory requirements to ensure safety and the protection of the environment. The new cover system will minimize the production of leachate by limiting the infiltration of moisture through the landfill cover into the waste as well as improving stormwater management on site. Other improvements will allow greater operating efficiency for the landfill site.

The first phase of this project will begin in mid-July and will last until June 2017, with the majority of the construction done August-November 2016.

The construction of the landfill cap will be conducted in a manner that ensures the health and safety of our neighbours. It is possible that there will be some odours caused by the temporary exposure of waste during construction. These odours, if any, will be short-term in nature. We will be taking steps to reduce the effect of potential odours by limiting the area of waste that is exposed at any given time.

If you have any additional questions, please contact 311.