Landfill and Waste Management Facilities Setbacks

The Matters Related to Subdivision and Development Regulation (MRSDR) is a provincial regulation, forming part of the Municipal Government Act, which regulates aspects of subdivision and development permit applications. Sections 17 of the Matters Related to Subdivision and Development Regulation require a minimum separation distance (also known as a “setback”) between waste management facilities and three categories of uses: school, hospital, and residence. If deemed appropriate, these setbacks may be varied by The City of Calgary.

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. ​