Community cleanup date set for Iqaluit

City asks organizations to give employees a half day off work so they can pitch in for the community effort

In this 2021 file photo, Iqaluit resident Sateana Goupil, who takes part in the community cleanup yearly, picks up some litter with his QEC colleagues. This year’s event is set for June 10. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

It’s time for a spring cleaning of Iqaluit.

The annual community cleanup — where residents, visitors and businesspeople hit the streets to help beautify the community — is set for June 10, the city announced in a release.

“We are requesting that governments and other organizations allow their employees time away from work for a half day to be able to participate,” said city spokesperson Aleksey Cameron, in the release.

Items like bags, gloves and other supplies will be available that day starting at 8:30 a.m. outside the Iqaluit library and Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre.

The cleanup runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full, tied-off garbage bags can be left at roadsides and city crews will pick them up throughout the day.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there will be a volunteer appreciation cookout outside the library and visitor centre, where hotdogs and refreshments will be served. There will also be giveaways during that time, Cameron said.

To report any missed garbage bags after June 10, contact Sue Avery at or phone 867-979-5630.

If weather is bad on June 10, the alternate date for the cleanup will be June 17.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by 867 on

    They need to better keep track of employees who leave work to volunteer for the clean-up. Seems to be most don’t care if their City looks like a dump and just go home to enjoy the half day off.

    • Posted by Qanurli on

      clean up in designated areas esp. around their work locations is one solution with a ‘team leader’. additionally this should be set for twice per year with once not being enough

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