The Beaver Regional Landfill operated by Claystone Waste Ltd. is a sanitary class II landfill located near Ryley, Alberta. It accepts municipal solid waste from Beaver County and the surrounding municipalities, as well as significant volumes of class 2, non-hazardous industrial wastes. The facility is one of the largest in Western Canada.
The Beaver Regional Landfill is an engineered landfill built on the Bearpaw geologic formation. The impermeable claystone soil of this formation enables the safe and effective disposal of waste while protecting the local groundwater and surrounding environment. The landfill “cells” on the site are built on top of impermeable membranes. Waste is spread within the cells and sealed occasionally with “cover” material. Contaminated water that collects within the landfill cells, called “leachate” is pumped out from the bottom of cells and dealt with appropriately in various ways.
An engineered landfill is not equivalent to a dump. Engineered landfills are highly regulated and closely monitored for the safety of the environment and for the safety of the people living and working around the site. They are safe and effective ways of dealing with waste. Claystone Waste takes pride in the fact that we have built a world-class facility, and that we are an economic driver in Beaver County.