Waterton Lakes National Park Compost Facility

Parks Canada is proposing to construct a compost facility in Waterton Lakes National Park to assist in diverting organic waste generated in the park from the regional landfill. A prefabricated enclosed composting unit will be installed in the Parks Canada upper compound adjacent to the park's water treatment facility. The in-vessel composting system will be capable of processing approximately 15 cubic meters of organic waste per week and will reduce the park's greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transport of waste to landfills. The resulting compost will be used in restoration and landscaping projects within the park. Other project components include the construction of a concrete pad to provide a stable platform and liner for the composting operation, and a fence will be installed around the facility to prevent wildlife access.

Latest update

January 14, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from December 15, 2022 to January 14, 2023 - December 15, 2022


P.O. Box 200
Waterton Park, Alberta T0K 2M0
Email: evaluationdimpactwaterton-watertonimpactassessment@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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