Martin Point Landfill Remediation

The Martin Point landfill site is located within Gros Morne National Park, situated west of Highway 430 on the western shore of Newfoundland. It is understood that the site was cleared and quarried as a borrow source during adjacent highway construction in the late 1960's, then opportunistically used as a landfill from approximately 1971–1977, primarily servicing the small community of Sally's Cove. The landfill is registered on the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory (FCSI# 00025561), and Phase I and II contaminated site assessments have been completed, and a Phase III assessment was initiated. Using results from previous boreholes and additional test pits to be completed this fall remediation locations will be finalized, and waste will be removed. A historic road will be reinstated to facilitate the mechanical removal of large waste, and small waste will be removed by hand. Large waste material will be removed using rock trucks and all waste will be disposed of at an approved waste management facility. The work is expected to take one week.

Latest update

October 22, 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 September 22 to October 22, 2023 - September 22, 2023


Gros Morne National Park
PO Box 130
Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0
Telephone: 709-458-2417

  • Location

    • Gros Morne National Park of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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