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Solid Waste Disposal Facility

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The Solid Waste Disposal Facility (SWDF) is located off airport road, near the Inuvik golf course. In 2001 a contract was awarded to provide for a full time attendant to supervise dump operations and provide capping on a regular basis. Individual households can bring garbage and other waste to the solid waste site free of charge. However, solid waste tipping fees apply commercial, industrial, government and institutional users.

Fees and Levies

To offset some of the costs of operating the facility, competitive tipping fees were introduced on July 1, 2005.


Dumping Fees:

Load Type  

Category and Fees
Garbage  Out of Town Garbage  

Extra Large Loads

(end dump and any tractor trailer combinations)
$325.00 per load $1000.00 per load 
 Large Loads
(dump truck (body job) and any straight struck combinations)
 $125.00 per load  $800.00 per load
 Medium Loads
(1 ton units and pick up and trailer combinations)
 $65.00 per load  $600.00 per load
 Small Loads
(1/2 ton up to 1 ton loads)
 $35.00 per load  $400.00 per load



  1. The Owner may waive Solid Waste Disposal Fees for certain load sizes during specific clean up campaigns, special functions or from time to time.
  2. No compensation will be made to the Contractor for any loss of revenue resulting from the Owner waiving any or all Solid Waste Disposal Fees.
  3. No fees charged for waste generated by or on behalf of the Town of Inuvik, including the Solid Waste Collection Contractor.
 When is the Solid Waste Disposal Facility open?
Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 When is the Solid Waste Disposal Facility closed?
The landfill will be CLOSED on the following Statutory Holidays: 


New Year's Day (01 January)               Civic Holiday (August)

Labour Day (September)                     Easter

Thanksgiving Day Holiday                    Good Friday

Remembrance Day (11 November)       Victoria Day (May)

Christmas Day (25 December)             Aboriginal Day (June)

Boxing Day (26 December)                  Canada Day (July)

Civic Holidays declared from time to time by Inuvik Town Council

What Materials are not accepted at the Landfill?
The following materials are not accepted at the Town of Inuvik Solid Waste Disposal Facility:
  • Hazardous substances and waste (automotive fluids, fuel, antifreeze)Materials contaminated by hydrocarbons
  • Contaminated Oilfield waste
  • Untreated biomedical waste (as per CCME Guidelines for the Management of Biomedical Waste in
  • Canada)
  • Medical/infectious waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Explosives
  • Compressed gas/Air cylinders, unless the valves have been removed.
  • Flammable items
  • Herbicide/pesticide containers
  • Water soluble solids (salt, borax, lye, caustics/acids)
  • Septic tank or chemical toilet waste, with the exception of honey bags
  • Mercury containing switches, relays and devices (thermostats, pilot light sensors, etc.)
  • Bulk liquids as defined in the Prohibited Waste Policy
  • Waste that is smoldering upon delivery (hot loads)


Wastes that are accepted but require special handling include:

  • Asbestos as per the Asbestos Handling Policy
  • Appliances containing CFC's (i.e. ozone depleting substances) as per the Ozone Depleting Substances Management Policy
  • Automobile batteries as per the Automobile Batteries Policy
  • Empty containers as per the Empty Container Policy
  • Honey Bags