Swan Hills Special Waste Treatment Facility

April 12, 2022

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.