We administer the Waste Management Facilities Regulation, 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 is 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
Resources

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.

Forms

All Permit applications must be submitted electronically with two hard copies to:

Environmental Approvals Branch
Director
1007 Century St
Winnipeg, MB R3H OW4

Training Courses

Landfill Operator Training Courses

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

Upcoming Training Course

https://swananorthernlights.org/training/all-courses/

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/

Contact

Department Staff Contacts

Solid Waste Management Program
solidwaste@gov.mb.ca

Environment Engineer (Permits and Licences)
Cory Graham
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0W4
Ph: (204) 250-7645
Fax: (204) 945-5229
Email: cory.graham@gov.mb.ca
On secondment until March 2021

Edwin Yazon
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0W4
Ph: (431) 335-2554
Fax: (204) 945-5229
Email: Edwin.Yazon@gov.mb.ca

Compliance and Enforcement Branch
Regional Environment Officers
Branch Contact Information

Environmental Approvals Branch
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0W4
Ph: (204) 945-8321
Fax: (204) 945-5229

Emergency Response
24 Hour Emergency Response Line

Toll free in Manitoba: 1 (855) 944-4888
Additional information on reporting environmental spills and accidents: Environmental Emergency Response Program

Industry Contacts

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

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