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Soil Disposal Guidelines

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Soil Disposal Application Form

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The Fort McMurray Regional Landfill accepts soil for disposal under certain conditions. According to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Operating Approval, the Landfill does not accept material containing the following:

Material containing:
  • Free liquids 
  • Drilling muds
  • Explosives
  • Biomedical/Biological/Pathological waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Oilfield waste
  • Pesticides
  • Bentonite and bentonite contaminated products
  • Asbestos
  • Industrial abrasives
  • Ozone depleting substances
  • Hazardous waste
  • Mold
  • Hot ashes
  • Sulphur and sulphur contaminated products
  • Automobiles

Disposal is at the discretion of the Fort McMurray Regional Landfill Operating Staff.

All soils will be classified as contaminated unless proven otherwise. Soils samples must be taken by a professional and submitted to a third-party lab for a Class II Landfill Analysis, Leachable BTEX and any known contaminants. Complete analysis must accompany the soil disposal application. Soils that are deemed acceptable (clean) soil will be free of charge. Soils with lab results within the acceptance criteria for the Landfill will be subjected to a $82.50/MT fee.

For more soil disposal guidelines and information, please see the Soil Disposal General Conditions (link to the general conditions PDF).

Prior to the disposal of soil, please complete and submit the Soil Disposal Application (see application above) to solid.waste@rmwb.ca.

For more information on soil disposal, please contact:
Pulse call line: 780-743-7000

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