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As well as the main processing facilities, EWMC houses the following:
Advanced Energy Research Facility
Tests diverse waste feedstocks for gasification into syngas and for production of ethanol and methanol from syngas.
Storage cells where sewage biosolids are stored for extraction and/or diverting.
Compost Curing/Biosolids Composting
Operating area for composting yard waste and biosolids and curing compost produced at the Edmonton Composting Facility.
Leachate Treatment Plant
Physically, biologically and chemically processes 12,000 litres per day of liquid extracted from the landfill.
Residential Transfer Station
A one-stop service area for residents to drop off waste, recyclables and household hazardous waste safely and conveniently.
Sanitary Landfill (closed)
Engineered sanitary landfill operational from 1975 to 2010. Features systems for groundwater diversion, leachate collection, landfill gas recovery and native revegetation.
Weigh Scale Facility
The EWMC access point for approximately 240,000 transactions annually. All vehicles entering the site pass through this control facility.