Municipal Affairs and Environment

Waste Management

The Waste Management Section is responsible for managing the collection, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of:

  • municipal solid wastes
  • hazardous wastes
  • special wastes e.g. asbestos

Major activities include:

  • the development of environmental standards to support the provincial Waste Management Strategy for municipal solid waste
  • the development of a strategy to manage wastes originating from environmental emergencies, with a focus on marine oil spills
  • management of the movement of hazardous and special wastes through registration of waste generators and licensing of transporters
  • management of inventories of PCB wastes throughout the province
  • regulation of waste management systems for farms and compost operations
  • regulation of environmental industries including soil treatment facilities and metal recycling operations

Certificates of Approval

The Waste Management Section develops and administers Certificates of Approval related to the management of various types of waste materials. A Certificate of Approval consists of terms and conditions which regulate the collection, transportation, treatment and final disposal of these materials. This ensures that degradation of the environment does not occur and that the activities are in compliance with provincial environmental requirements.

The Waste Management Section maintains a list of active Certificates of Approval.

Any enquiries concerning the Certificate of Approval process can be forwarded to the Waste Management Section.


Guidance Documents

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