Public Works

The municipal Public Works Department operates from two locations.  The Pittston Depot (located at 4145 County Road 22) is primarily responsible to service the rural areas of the Township including the Villages of Spencerville and Ventnor.  The Cardinal Depot (located at 4035 Dishaw Street in Cardinal) principally services the urban areas comprising Cardinal, Johnstown and New Wexford, as well as communities along the St. Lawrence River.

Residents should be aware that any garbage placed curbside for pickup before 5am on the day of collection should be placed in a container suitable to keep water and animals out. Please help us keep our homes and neighbourhoods free of unwanted animals by removing these late night snacks. Click here to learn more about waste and recycling collection in TWPEC, and how you can avoid unwanted fines.

A friendly reminder that as of November 1st, winter parking regulations are in effect. Please refrain from parking on any roadway between the hours of 1am and 7am. Parking by-laws can be viewed here: www.twpec.ca/government/by-laws

Principal functions of the Department include the following activities:

  • Maintenance of 196.09 km of roads (58.37 gravel) within the Township;
  • Maintenance of all bridges and culverts located along the municipal roads;
  • Maintenance of all sidewalks within the towns and villages;
  • Administration of and construction of roadside entrances;
  • Maintenance of municipal drains within the Township boundaries;
  • Maintenance of underground water distribution and sewer collection systems within the urban centres of the Township;
  • Management of curbside waste collection and recycling services;
  • Operation and maintenance of the municipal landfill site, located at the corner of Scott Road and Blair Road.

The Department’s Staff comprises one Roads Superintendent and seven Operators. Its fleet includes two single axles and four tandem plow trucks, two graders, two rubber-tire loaders, a rubber-tire excavator, a backhoe, a sidewalk tractor, and a farm tractor with brush-cutting & grass-mowing attachments.

Click here to view the recently updated Winter Maintenance Level of Service Policy.

For any questions regarding the Public Works Department please contact the Roads Superintendent Jim Guest at jguest@twpec.ca or 613-349-9296.