The Public Works and Engineering Department is responsible for the essential services in the city that include water and sewer services, road maintenance, garbage and waste collection and the maintenance of all municipal buildings.  The Department is structured into five operational divisions, each with a foreman who is responsible for the day-to-day operations and delivery of quality services within each division.

Cemetery and Burials

Please see cemetery and burials brochure for information on burials in Iqaluit at the Apex Cemetery.

Garage and Roads

Responsible for the maintenance of city roads and surface infrastructure including street signs, culverts, and walkways. This includes snow clearing, removing blockages from culverts and ensuring roads and walkway are safe for Iqalummuit.


Waste Management and Municipal Landfill

Responsible for the collection of residential and commercial waste, including the scheduling of cardboard waste pick up and regular waste and the management of the municipal landfill.

Hours of Operation
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00AM - 2:00 PM (Open through lunch)
Wednesday 8:00AM - 2:00 PM (Open through lunch)
Thursday 8:00AM - 2:00 PM (Open through lunch)
Friday 8:00AM - 2:00 PM (Open through lunch)
Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00 PM (Closed through lunch)
Sunday Closed


Tipping Fees
All General Commerical Garbage $50.00 / m3
Car / Truck Body Disposal $500.00
Snowmobile Disposal $200.00
Large Appliance Disposal (per item) $100.00
Refrigerator / Freezer / ACU Disposal (per item) $125.00
Bulk items (larger than truck body) disposal $160.00 / m3
Automotive Battery Disposal (each) $25.00
Oil Tank Disposal (each) $200.00
Tire Disposal (each) $70.00
Segregated Salvageable Wood Disposal $12.00 / m3
Construction Debris Disposal $100.00 / m3


Garbage Pick up

The Garbage Pick up schedule is under review.  If you have any questions, please contact or call 867 - 979-5630


Trucked Water and Sewer

Responsible for the delivery of trucked water and sewer services to all residential, commercial and government clients not serviced by the piped utilidor water and sewer system. This includes all of Apex, Tundra Valley and parts of Lower Base.



Responsible for maintenance of the water treatment plant (potable water supply), sewage treatment facility (sewage and waste water) and the maintenance of all subsurface infrastructure including access vaults, sewer and water pipes and the operation and maintenance of water booster, reheat, and lift stations.

Other Department Responsibilities


Maintenance of the municipal cemetery, and the maintenance of certain city buildings and facilities.


Any complaints, concerns, suggestions or compliments can be submitted to the Public Works Department via the Complaints and Compliments link .

For questions regarding services, water shutdowns, or to identify any concerns or provide suggestions, residents may also contact Public Works Administration at (867) 979-5630 between 8:00am and 4:00pm weekdays

To notify the City of an infrastructure related issue such as a water main break, street flooding, loss of water or similar concern, or to request an after-hours service call-out please contact (867) 979-5650 during non-working hours (on weekends and holidays and after 4:00pm weekdays).