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Spyhill construction - Recapping the landfill

The City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services (WRS) is constructing a new cover over a portion of the Spyhill landfill (south east corner). This is planned work over two construction calendar years (2018 and 2019) required as part of WRS operating approval.

The goal of this project is to continue to meet 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 waste management facility.

The project began in July 2018, and will go until the end of December 2019, with the majority of the construction done May-November 2018 and April – November 2019.

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. If there are any odours, they 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. We will also put other mitigation efforts in place to minimize any possible odour-related issues.

If you have any questions or would like more details on the construction, please contact 311.