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Government of Manitoba
Sustainable Development

Solid Waste Management Program

Welcome to the Solid Waste Management Program website.

The purpose of the program is to administer the Waste Management Facilities Regulation 37/2016, pursuant to The Environment Act. A team of Environment Officers and a Program Coordinator has been established for this purpose. There are regional team members to provide local coverage across Manitoba, and the Program Coordinator based centrally to ensure consistent program delivery.

Program responsibilities include:

  • Permitting and Licencing all solid waste management facilities, including:
    • landfills
    • transfer stations
    • composting facilities
    • material recovery facilities; and
    • remote seasonal waste facilities
  • Inspection and monitoring of all solid waste facilities
  • Investigation of complaints
  • Enforcement of the Waste Management Facilities Regulation

NEW - WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES REGULATION 37/2016

The Waste Management Facilities Regulation 37/2016 came into force on July 1, 2016. The Waste Management Facilities (WMF) Regulation can be found here.

Below are two frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents regarding the WMF Regulation and new requirement for Landfill Operator Certification.

FAQ - Waste Management Facilities Regulation
FAQ - Landfill Operator Certification

RECORD LISTING

Waste Management Facility Permit Listing

Forms

All applications must be submitted electronically and with two hard copies to:
Environmental Approvals Branch
Attn: Tracey Braun, Director
Suite 160, Box 80, 123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 1A5

Guidelines

Guidelines are documents that set out how the Department applies laws and regulations under their jurisdiction. The main purpose of Guidelines is to provide clarity in decision-making and fill in details sometimes missing from the strict nature of legal language in laws or regulations. Guidelines that are referenced in a permit or licence can be enforceable. All current and approved guidelines can be found here.

Industry Contact Information

Accredited Laboratories

All sampling must be analyzed at an accredited laboratory for the specific parameters indicated in the operating permit. Contact the accredited laboratory of your choice to discuss your parameters and have sample bottles shipped ahead of time to ensure samples are obtained in a timely manner.

Maxxam Aanlytics
Unit D, 675 Berry Street
Winnipeg MB R3H 1A7
(204) 772-7276
ALS Laboratory Group
12-1329 Niakwa Road
Winnipeg MB R2J 3T5
(204) 255-9720

If your company does not appear above and you wish to have it listed, please contact the Solid Waste Management Coordinator at (204) 803-0532.

Resources

Contact Us

Solid Waste Management Program
solidwaste@gov.mb.ca

Solid Waste Management Coordinator
Ashley Keep
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0W4
Ph: (204) 803-0532
Fax: (204) 948-2338
Email: ashley.keep@gov.mb.ca

Compliance and Enforcement Branch
Regional Environment Officers
http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/ece/contact.html

Environmental Approvals Branch
123 Main Street, Ste. 160
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 1A5
Ph: (204) 945-8321
Fax: (204) 945-5229
http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/eal/contact.html

Emergency Response
24 Hour Emergency Response Line

Toll free in Manitoba: 1 (855) 944-4888

Additional information on reporting environmental spills and accidents:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/ece/emergency_response.html
Landfill Operator Training Courses

Effective July 1, 2019, all Landfills will require to have a certified operator

UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES
https://swananorthernlights.org/training/all-courses/

Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)

Winnipeg
Course Dates: October 3 - 5, 2017
Exam Date: October 6, 2017
Location: Best Western Plus, Winnipeg

Landfill Operations Basics (LOB)

Winkler
Course Dates: June 7 - 8, 2017
Exam Date: June 9, 2017
Location: Quality Inn, Winkler

Thompson
Course Dates: September 20 - 21, 2017
Exam Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Best Western Hotels & Suites, Thompson

Winnipeg
Course Dates: November 1 - 2, 2017
Exam Date: November 3, 2017
Location: Best Western Plus, Winnipeg

To inquire about registering for a course and exam, please contact:

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Northern Lights Chapter
Box 3317, Sherwood Park, AB  T8H 2T2
Ph: (780) 496-5614
Fax: (866) 698-8203
info@swananorthernlights.org
https://swananorthernlights.org/training/all-courses/

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