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The current City Landfill has served the community for almost 100 years and is expected to reach the end of its useful life within the next 4 – 5 years. To continue to serve the City and surrounding areas, the City has started the Solid Waste Management Project (SWMP).  The City has partnered with GHD Limited and Associated Engineering to carry out this project and select a site for the new Solid Waste Management Facility.

Open House

The City of Moose Jaw is pleased to host a public Open House regarding the City’s proposed Solid Waste Management (SWM) facility.

Thursday, February 22, 2024, the City will host two sessions at the Moose Jaw Events Centre (Mezzanine Level). Anyone interested can attend at the following:

  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The “come and go” Open House sessions offer you a chance to view the key components of the proposed facility and get answers to your questions from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment, and consultants from GHD and Associated Engineering.

Project Description

The Solid Waste Management Facility will collect, process and store solid waste generated within the City of Moose Jaw and surrounding areas. The Facility will include the following components:

  • Scale and scale house
  • Public drop off area for household waste and recycling
  • Landfill
  • Concrete and asphalt management
  • Wood waste management
  • Composting
  • Environmental compliance features such as a leachate, stormwater and landfill gas management

The new Facility is proposed to be located approximately 2 km directly North of Moose Jaw on two quarter sections of land.

Plans for the site can be viewed below, click to view full size image.

Siteplan Figure 1


Siteplan Figure 2


We want to hear from you!

If your questions weren’t answered, send us an inquiry and someone from our team will respond within 5 working days.

SWMP Inquiry

Proposed Facility Location

A Facility Siting Study was completed to identify potential locations for the new Facility that meet all applicable regulations and standards and are consistent with best practices. The Facility Siting Study identified that no available land within the City of Moose Jaw meets the siting requirements for the Solid Waste Management Facility, so the City must consider potential sites outside its corporate boundary.

Figure 3 illustrates the siting criteria that was applied in the Facility Siting Study.

The location meets the following criteria:

  • Within approximately 2 km of City limits
  • Minimum required size – 2 quarter sections (320 acres)
  • Good accessibility from a provincial highway
  • Follows the required provincial setbacks:
  • Residential development, farmsteads, schools, food preparation/ consumption, church, community facility – 500 m
  • Surface water – 300 m
  • Roadway, cemetery, railway and water pipeline – 100 m
  • Waterwells – 450 m
  • Transmission lines and pipelines – 30 m
  • Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Bird Hazard buffer – 8 km
  • 15 Wing Bird Hazard Area – avoids
  • Natural and cultural heritage – avoids
  • Future land use – compatible
  • Soil capability & geology – compatible

Potential sites are limited to the south, southeast, east, and northeast due to bird hazard buffers and development restrictions of 15 Wing and the Municipal Airport. Potential sites in the northwest were less preferred than the site chosen due to prevailing winds from the west-northwest.

Next Steps

As a first step, the City is working with the RM of Moose Jaw to acquire a land use approval through their discretionary use process. As part of this process, we are reaching out to key stakeholders and the public to garner feedback. If you don’t hear from the City directly, there are two options to provide feedback or ask questions:

  1. Inquire through the City Webpage
  2. Attend the open house which will be scheduled in early 2024.


Building and permitting the SWMF takes time and input from various regulatory bodies. A general overview of the process has been provided below:

Frequently Asked Questions

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