traditional landfills - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

An Integrated, Collaborative, Sustainable
January 2013 Update
One Year Later
• Waste-to-Resource Community to Green
Resources Community
• Enabled through collaboration and collective
• 3 Phases of Waste-to-Resource have meshed –
some aspects in phases have accelerated
Waste-to-Resource Update
• Phase 1 Regulatory Approval – 10 T/d Solid Waste, 4000 L/d
Waste Cooking Oil
• Bio Diesel plant onsite at landfill
• Gasifier/Generator
- 80-90% of equipment required is sourced or procured by vendor
• Green House
- Awarded in Fall
• Startup Spring 2013
Waste-to-Resource Economics
Waste-to-Resource Relativity
April 2011 Bloomberg Article:
• Waste Management Inc. landfilled 92 million tons of trash in
• This tonnage was worth $12.3 billion to landfill it.
• This same tonnage is worth $40 billion if converted to energy
• “We don’t think the future, long term, is going to be continuing to
put everything in the landfill. Its going to be recovering more
value from this material. The customers will demand it, the
struggle for resources will demand it, and quite honestly,
economically, it’s the thing we should be doing.” Carl Rush, Sr.
VP, Waste Management Inc.
Eco-industrial Park
•~120 ha of land
•Capture value in region
•Educational Center
•Initiating Development Plan
Old Landfill Closure
• First Aerobic Landfill in Canada
• Grant from CCEMC/Minister of Environment
• Largest Landfill Carbon Offset Program in The
• Potentially largest carbon offset program in
Canada to-date
• Once complete, mine and process in Waste-toResource and re-develop land (~ 50 ha)
Emergent Ecosystem
Collaborative Ecosystem
Environmental Benefits
Collaborative Ecosystem
Social Benefits
District Energy
• District Energy planned in Phase IB and subsequent
phases of Parson’s Creek
• Finalizing funding contributions for phase 1B with other
potential partners to facilitate 2013 design
• District energy planned as part of City Center Action Plan,
Southlands and Saline Creek
Conceptual Northern
Utility Corridor
• New water source is required for
Fort McKay
• Low grade waste heat supply to
District Energy
• Potable water/Non-Potable water/
sewage services for industry
• Non-bitumen / Non-synthetic oil
commodities movement
Conceptual Southern Utility Corridor
• Joint design underway on south wastewater treatment
plant and southern SAGD project to utilize a portion of
treated effluent produced via pipeline.
• Balance of treated effluent available from both North and
South WWTPs for reuse and purple water systems
• AB ENV Water Sourcing Net Environmental Effects
analysis – best solution with integration
Municipal Corporation
• Regional Council approved formation of
Municipal Corporation on June 26th.
• Application for approval submitted to Province
• Enables responsiveness and flexibility to
oilsands’ and commercial devlopers’ project
needs and timelines for integration
New Environmental Services Infrastructure
Supports municipal growth and integration
Fort McMurray WWTP – 2010
Fort McMurray WTP expansion – 2013
Anzac Truck Fill – 2012 (end)
Anzac WWTP – 2013 (end)
Conklin WTP – 2013 (spring)
Conklin WWTP – 2014 (fast track)
• Contact:
Kevin Scoble, Director
Environmental Services
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
(780) 788-1456, ext 5896