Cote First Nation #64 - Landfill decommissioning at the Main Landfill Site

The proposed project involves the decommissioning and clean up/closure of a landfill in Badgerville, SK on First Nation land. The site is a former dumpsite that included surface waste, buried waste or a combination of both. The sites are primarily surrounded by agricultural land. The Main landfill is approximately 100 m by 180 m.

Main Location:

  • Conduct a site assessment (subsequent) once the surface waste was removed and prepare a Corrective Action Plan

The project objective is to decommission and reclaim the Main Landfill of Cote First Nation, non-compliant with the best management practices for landfill construction. The Main Landfill has a surface area of 2 hectares and received municipal waste and construction waste during its operation. The Main Landfill is currently closed and ready for decommissioning. An Environmental Site Assessment was completed and identified various impacts due to the operation of the landfill. Further delineation is required at the Main Landfill and a corrective action plan will be prepared.

Decommissioning and Reclamation activities will include waste consolidation, the design and construction of the final engineered cover, installation of monitoring wells, and reclamation activities to ensure the decommissioned landfill is in conformance with the surrounding lands and the future intended use.

Decommissioning and reclamation of the proposed landfill will attenuate the generation of leachate which in turn increases capacity to reduce soil pollutants in line with the Environmental Quality Outcomes of the Green Infrastructure Stream of the ICIP

Please note that Infrastructure Canada (INFC) is aware that Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) posted the proposed project on the Impact Assessment Act Registry on April 7, 2021, and posted/completed the Notice of Determination for the project on May 7, 2021. However, INFC is now identified as a Federal authority for this project and will need to complete a Notice of Determination for the project. The Registry reference number for ISC's posting is: 81496.

Link to the Registry Posting: Cote First Nation Main Landfill Decommissioning - (


Latest update

2022-09-25 The public comment period on the project is closed. Infrastructure 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
2 Notice of Determination - Cote First Nation #64 - Landfill Decommissioning at the Main landfill - July 20, 2023


Infrastructure Canada
Marika Haspeck, Environmental Review Officer
Telephone: 343-571-6569

  • Location

    • Badgerville (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Cote First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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