We developed the Pembina Area Class I & II Oilfield Landfills with environmental and social considerations in mind. They were designed and built with best-in-class engineering practices to ensure the continued safety of those on site and of the surrounding environment. 

Pembina is located 18 km west of Cynthia, Alberta and is one of two hazardous waste landfills located in Western Canada.This location provides our customers with safe and efficient disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous solid wastes that are generated through a variety of oil and gas operations, including drilling, spill response and cleanup, remediation and reclamation, and other dangerous oilfield wastes (DOW) in accordance with AEP regulations. Pembina landfill is approved to accept drilling waste, class I and II contaminated soils, sulphur contaminated soils, asbestos contaminated materials, various industrial wastes and Natural Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM).

This landfill was engineered and designed to exceed regulatory requirements to ensure the safety of those individuals on location and the continued health of the natural surrounding environment. The engineered liner system ensures that all wastes received is fully contained, encapsulated and monitored over the long-term life of the facility. This is accomplished through the combination of a compacted clay liner, HDPE liner, geocomposite and geosynthetic liners. All of which are complemented by excellent natural hydrogeologic conditions at the site.


The waste generator or waste generator representative is to complete the SECURE Application Form (SAF) before bringing product to a SECURE facility. The completed application will be returned by fax or email to the appropriate SECURE facility, along with the representative analytical data from an accredited lab. Ensure the SAF is complete, signed, dated and all supporting analytical documents are included. If you are having issues downloading the form, please try again with Internet Explorer.

Click Here to Download the SECURE Application Form. 

NORM Disposal

For our Canadian clients, SECURE proudly accepts NORM at Alberta's only AEP approved Class I landfill Located just outside of Drayton Valley, the Pembina Landfill accepts materials with up to 70 Bq/g. Our NORM radiation safety officers and trained NORM technicians are on-site at all times, so our customers can feel assured we are the right choice for handling of their NORM wastes and liabilities. We provide all radiological support and have the capability to handle all necessary radiological testing, waste characterization and transport. For a detailed description of all SECURE's NORM Management Services click here.

Location: 
SE-18-050-11W5M
Approval #: 
48516-01-00
Hours of Operation: 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone Number: 
877 576 6768
Fax Number: 
888 562 7704
STARS Registration #: 
n/a
Mailing Address: 
Box 6478, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R9
Directions: 

Directions to PAL from Drayton Valley:

  • Proceed north 7 km from Drayton Valley on Hwy 22 to SR 621
  • Proceed west on SR 621 to Cynthia, then north 6 km on SR 753
  • Proceed west 7 km, then south 2.5 km to the stop sign
  • Proceed west 4 km to the stop sign, then north 1 km to PAL entrance

Directions to PAL from Edmonton:

  • Proceed west of Edmonton on Hwy 16 or 16A to SR 753
  • Proceed south 32 km on SR 753
  • Proceed west 7 km, then south 2.5 km to the stop sign
  • Proceed west 4 km to the stop sign, then north 1 km to PAL entrance
Facility Personnel: 

Area General Manager Richard Carter 780 728 6935

Manager – Matt Taylor 780 898 1278

Administrators – Carol Dietz & Jennifer Kos 877 785 8501

NORM Sales Contact - Tab Cuthill, VP NORM Services & Waste Management, P.Eng., RSO 855 359 2357

Area Marketer: 

Wesley Efird 780 542 1234