Decommissioning of Landfills

Year: 2016

Number: POP 3-16M

Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

Midterm: Yes

WHEREAS the Ministry of Environment has specific regulations in place for the decommissioning of landfills; and

WHEREAS the cost of decommissioning landfills for a municipality under the population of 2,500 is a very significant challenge; and

WHEREAS the disposal of waste material is a necessity for communities under the population of 2,500; and

WHEREAS there are already several personal landfills in rural areas that are filled in and overgrown with grass;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Environment to allow municipalities under the population of 2,500 who are willing to transfer waste to a regional landfill, the ability to fill-in their pits and leave them as is without any further decommissioning.

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