Hazardous Waste Management

Rules and Regulations

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has responsibility for regulating the transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes and for hazardous waste management facilities that handle/dispose of hazardous and industrial waste.

The department has a comprehensive waste management framework that includes legislation, policies, programs, guidance documents, and waste tracking. Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) establishes a broad framework to manage waste including hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables through the Waste Control Regulation, a transportation tracking system, and an approval process for storage, treatment and disposal facilities.

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Waste Control Regulation

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The Alberta User Guide for Waste Managers attempts to minimize the need for costly, analytical tests in waste classification. Extensive lists of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are provided, in order to eliminate the need for laboratory analysis of these wastes.

Generators are encouraged to use any available knowledge of their waste to reduce the amount of analysis required in classification. This guide holds generators responsible for classifying their own waste and for determining if the waste is prohibited from landfilling.

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Updated: Mar 10, 2016