Constructed by CANA in 1993, this project involved the construction of two separate facilities including an extensive expansion to the existing operations and maintenance building and a new laboratory building. Swan Hills was one of the country’s leading facilities in the treatment of hazardous waste. They accepted waste from across Canada utilizing a variety of processes. The most common method of waste treatment is incineration. At the time, the plant could handle an average of 43,000 metric tons per year of hazardous materials. A nearby landfill was also constructed to contain inert waste that had been processed by the facility. As a result of the hazardous materials, this expansion project required significant safety precautions. Construction also took place while the plant remained fully operational.