Engineering & Public Works

The Engineering and Public Works Department of the Municipality is responsible for delivery of many municipal services. Administrative offices are located at City Hall in Sydney, with service delivery locations distributed throughout three divisions within the municipality.

  • Maintenance, Construction & Operation of Streets & Right-of-Ways;
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management;
  • Water Supply, Treatment and Distribution;
  • Waste Water Collection, Distribution & Treatment;
  • Storm Water Management & Control;
  • Physical Plant Management Including all Civic Buildings;
  • Parks & Grounds Maintenance & Development;
  • Municipal Fleet Management;
  • Transit Cape Breton.

General Inquiries:

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Engineering and Public Works Department
320 Esplanade, Sydney
Nova Scotia B1P 7B9
Phone: 902-563-5180
Fax: 902-564-0481
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Works Operations:

Central Division: (902) 563-5255
East Division: (902) 842-1171
North Division: (902) 794-5692
After Hours & Weekend Public Works Emergencies - (902) 563-5500


Solid Waste:

Administration:                     (902) 563-5593

Waste Management Hotline:   (902) 567-1337


Transit Cape Breton:

Transit Cape Breton: (902) 539-8124
Handi-Trans: (902) 539-4336

Parks, Grounds, Buildings:

Administration: (902) 563-5180

Water Utility:

Administration: (902) 563-5280
Operations: (902) 563-5509
Water Bills: (902) 563-5025
Meter Repair: (902) 563-5279
Meter Reading: (902) 563-5282

Waste Water Operations:

Administration: (902) 563-5180
Operations: (902) 563-5772