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 8:15AM - 2:15 PM (Open through lunch)
Wednesday 8:15AM - 2:15 PM (Open through lunch)
Thursday 8:15AM - 2:15 PM (Open through lunch)
Friday 8:15AM - 2:15 PM (Open through lunch)
Saturday 8:15AM - 5:00 PM (Closed through lunch)
Sunday Closed


Tipping Fees
All General Commerical Garbage $50.00 / m3
Car / Truck Body Disposal $575.00
Snowmobile Disposal $225.00
Large Appliance Disposal (per item) $115.00
Refrigerator / Freezer / ACU Disposal (per item) $140.00
Bulk items (larger than truck body) disposal $160.00 / m3
Automotive Battery Disposal (each) $40.00
Oil Tank Disposal (each) $250.00
Tire Disposal (each) $35.00
Segregated Salvageable Wood Disposal $15.00 / m3
Construction Debris Disposal $135.00 / m3


Residential Garbage Schedule:

- Monday: Core Area; Lower Iqaluit (map colour code is yellow)

- Tuesday: Apex; Core Area; Tundra Valley (map colour code is blue)

- Wednesday: Happy Valley, Lake Subdivision; Road to Nowhere (map colour code is orange)

- Thursday: Tundra Ridge (map colour code is purple)

- Friday: Plateau Subdivision (map colour code is green)

NOTE: For holidays, garbage will be collected either the day before or the day after the holiday, depending on when it falls during a week.

Please see attached colour-coded large area map and small area map to view the garbage collection schedule for your area

 For additional information, please call 867 - 979-5630

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.Trucked Water and Sewer

After Hours Call Out Service ( Holidays, Weekends, Evenings & Nights)

*Rates effective Jan 1, 2021*

Per call : Residential Call Out Fee - WATER


Per call : Residential Call Out Fee  SEWAGE


Per call : Commercial or Government Call Out Fee - WATER


Per call : Commercial or Government Call Out Fee - SEWAGE




Sanitation Rates


Residential Monthly Garbage Pick-up


Commercial Garbage Pick-up (3-5 times per week) per unit


Commercial Garbage Pick-up (1-2 times per week) per unit


Government Garbage Pick-up (3-5 times per week) per unit


Government Garbage Pick-up (1-2 times per week) per unit


Unscheduled Garbage Pick-up (each pick-up)



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).



Director of Public Works 
phone: (867) 979-5635
fax: (867) 979-6383

Director of Engineering
phone: (867) 979-5636
fax: (867) 979-6383

Superintendent of General Operations
phone: (867) 979-5637
fax: (867) 979-5910

Superintendent of Water and Sewer
phone: (867) 979-5636
fax: (867) 979-6383

Public Works Clerk
phone: (867) 979-5630
fax: (867) 979-6383

Maintenance Manager
phone: (867) 979-5632
fax: (867) 979-6383

 Superintendent of Sanitation
phone: (867) 975-2412
fax: (867) 979-5910

Manager of Engineering 

phone: (867) 975-2941

fax: (867) 979-5910

Vacant – Project Officer
phone: fax: (867) 979-5910

Project Officer
phone: (867) 975-5605
fax: (867) 979-5910