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Landfill and Waste Management Facilities Setbacks

The Subdivision and Development Regulation is a provincial regulation, forming part of the Municipal Government Act, which regulates aspects of subdivision and development permit applications. Sections 12 and 13 of the Subdivision and Development Regulation require a minimum separation distance (also known as a “setback”) between waste management facilities and four categories of uses: school, hospital, food establishment, and residence. If deemed appropriate, these setbacks may be varied by The City of Calgary, with permission from the Province of Alberta.

The Waste Management Facility and Setback Variance Guide helps guide City of Calgary staff, businesses, and their consultants work through municipal application processes for waste management facilities or on properties that are affected by waste management facilities.

The map linked here shows the locations of all known waste management facilities in Calgary and their setbacks.


This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​