Public Works

Public Works Department

Our Public Works Department is a dedicated team working hard to maintain our municipality. Whether it’s plowing and sanding our roads, or repairing water issues, we strive to keep our community safe and looking its best.

When is it an emergency?

The Township has an emergency number for the public to use in case of an emergency.
We have seen a significant number of calls to this number to report things such as frozen water lines or water breaks. Many of these calls are made late in the evening or the middle of the night. Our staff answers this phone as there may be an emergency that needs immediate attention.
We ask your consideration of the following:
  • Water breaks – are there barricades or pilons around it? If yes, we know about it.
  • Water line frozen? Please call in the morning. Staff will not be dispatched outside of regular hours to thaw frozen water lines.
  • Emergency? Can it wait until the office is open? If it can wait, please do so and call the office in the morning when staff are available to take the relevant information and help address your concerns.
After-Hours Public Works Emergency Contact:
(807) 230-2204 (This is a local call)

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Township of Manitouwadge
Box 910
Manitouwadge, ON
P0T 2C0
Call before you dig, It’s the Law; Ontario One Call – 1-800-400-2255

Tyler Brewster
Director of Public Works
T: (807) 826-3227 ext: 238
F: (807) 826-4592

Richard Muslake
Public Works Supervisor
T: (807) 826-3227 ext: 234

Reyndie Marchand
Administrative Assistant
T: (807) 826-3227 ext: 230
Public Works uses a 25yd garbage packer to collect weekly from residential areas and three times weekly from commercial customers. Waste is hauled to the municipal landfill site located 7 km east on Caramat Road at Rudder Creek. The landfill site was established ten years ago, and at present volumes of use, the area provided for cell development is sufficient for at least twenty years into the future. The Corporation has a derelict motor vehicle site at the end of Sault Road. J & J Equipment Rentals Incorporated operates from this scrap metal yard.
Rudder Lake. Two facultative aerated lagoons are designed for average flows from a population of 6,000 persons.

Garbage Collection

Residential garbage and recycling will be on Mondays.
Please have your items placed curbside after 6 am and before 8 am for pick up.
Garbage Dumpsters

Garbage Dumpster Collection will be Fridays.

Recycling Program FAQs.

Click here to download the FAQ’s PDF

What Can I Recycle?

Click here to download the “Residential Recycling Is Here” poster.

Municipal Land Fill Site – Hours and Rates

Municipal Landfill Site – Punch Cards*
Effective March 3, 2014 all persons entering the Landfill Site shall produce and show the Landfill attendant a valid “LANDFILL SITE PUNCH CARD” available for purchase at the Municipal Office 2-Doors Down and NAPA.

Please be advised that the dumping of garbage outside the Landfill Site gate will not be tolerated and offenders will be prosecuted.
Landfill Rates 2024

2 punches (car): $4.75
4 punches (utility trailer): $9.50
4 punches (1/2 ton truck): $9.50
8 punches (dump trailer): $20
12 punches (1 ton truck): $30
50 punches (2 ton truck): $120
100 punches (tandem or tri-axle truck) : $235

Landfill Hours – November 1, 2023

Tuesdays – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturdays – 9:00am – 3:30pm 

Public Notice

Please be advised that all Microwaves are to be disposed of at the end of Sault Road at the J&J Equipment Rentals Scrap Metal yard.

Waste Electronic Equipment

On October 1, 2020 The Township of Manitouwadge partnered with Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) to safely manage the electronic waste in an environmentally sustainable manner.


You can bring your used electronics to the Manitouwadge Public Works Yard at 11 Sault Road during the regular operating hours; 8:00AM – 4:30PM. A Public Works Employee will direct you to the designated area for Waste Electronic Equipment (WEE). From there these items will either be reused or recycled in an environmentally responsible way.


  • Display Devices
  • Drones
  • Home Audio/Video Systems
  • Desktop Computers
  • Portable Computers/Laptops
  • Camera & Security Cameras
  • Home Theatre in-A-Box (HTB) Systems
  • Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)
  • Video Gaming Systems & Peripherals
  • Floor Standing Printers & Printer Cartridges
  • Personal/Portable/Audio Video Systems
  • Computer Peripherals, Routers, Cables, Chargers, USB
  • IT & Telecom Equipment Hard Devices, Servers, Microfilm Readers, Binding Machines,

Postage Franking Machines & Check Filler Machines

  • Musical Instruments & Recording Equipment
  • Desktop Printing, Multi-Function Devices, 3D Printers & Printer Cartridges
  • Phones, Telephones, Cellular & Smart Phone Devices, Pagers
  • Rechargeable Batteries – SSLA/PB Small Sealed Lead Acid, Ni-MH Nickel Metal Hydride, Ni-ZN Nickel Zinc, Li Ion Lithium Ion, Ni-Cd Nickel Cadmium
  • Single Use Batteries – Alkaline, Lithium Primary


  • Wipe your drives. Clear your SIM cards. Protect your privacy
  • Clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop off.
The system consists of five wells, a treatment plant, and 900,000 gallon reservoir, 21 km of water main, 1,250 water service connections, and 136 fire hydrants. Service pumps operate in a programable logic control relay sequence to meet distribution system pressure and flow demands with firm pumping capacity to meet the peak hour demand for a 20 year design population of 6,000 persons.

Waste Water Works

Collection system has 19 km gravity sewer mains collecting from 1,220 sewer lateral connections to a pumping station located between the old High School and the old Trailer Park. Two very large pumps push everything through 3.5 km of force main to sewage lagoons beside Rudder Lake. Two facultative aerated lagoons are designed for average flows from a population of 6,000 persons.
Drinking Water Advisory Notice for those on Sodium Restricted Diets

March 4, 2020 – Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Sampling of this drinking water supply has revealed the presence of sodium at a concentration of 42.2 parts per million. The aesthetic objective for sodium is 200 parts per million, however sodium at concentrations above 20 parts per million may be a concern to those on sodium restricted diets.

Those individuals on a sodium restricted diet are encouraged to seek an alternate approved source of drinking water.

Please see attached notice for more information.

Sodium Water Advisory March 2020

Drinking Water Advisory Notice

All persons consuming water from the Manitouwadge Drinking Water System

Please be advised that recent water samples have shown sodium levels to exceed 20 mg/l. This is a concern for people who are on a sodium restricted diet.

Please ensure that an alternative source of drinking water such as bottled water is available for those who are required to limit their sodium intake.

This advisory will remain in effect until test results indicate that sodium concentration levels fall below 20 mg/l.

For more information, please see poster below:

Sodium Water Advisory Feb 2020

The Public Works Department maintains 27 km of roads and 5 km of sidewalks for the Corporation. The Public Works Department also maintains four downtown Municipal parking areas and municipal properties.

Township of Manitouwadge
Box 910
1 Mississauga Drive
Manitouwadge, ON
P0T 2C0

General Inquiries

T: (807) 826-3227
F: (807) 826-4592

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