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About Us

The Harrisburg Department of Public Works is comprised of several divisions including: Sanitation (solid waste & recycling); Highway (street maintenance, sweeping, plowing); Demolition (removing blighted properties); Traffic Engineering (signs, signals, & streetlights); Parks Maintenance (mowing, tree trimming, plowing); Vehicle Management (maintaining city’s fleet); City Engineering (large city infrastructure projects)

The Department of Public Works maintains public infrastructure, manages municipal solid waste collection and ensures a healthy, safe and natural environment. We are committed to providing efficient and effective high quality customer service to the citizens and visitors of Harrisburg.

Bridges, Streets, Parks, and Trails
The Department of Public Works builds and maintains parks, streets, sidewalks, and bridges; and maintains greenway trails throughout Harrisburg. DPW bolsters neighborhood pride, protects our investment in infrastructure and promotes the safe, efficient movement of people, vehicles and goods.

Protecting Your Environment
The Department of Public Works monitors and protects the environment in the City of Harrisburg with help from our residents and visitors.  DPW responds to questions and concerns on a number of topics including, but not limited to, air and water pollution, open burning, illegal discharges, and water quality.

Contact Us

1820 Paxton St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Phone: 311
Email: mreplogle@cityofhbg.com

Frequently Asked Questions

A streetlight is out how do I report it?

You can report a streetlight out by submitting a support request at www.harrisburgpa.gov/contact or by dialing 3-1-1. An open ticket will be generated and your request will be forwarded to the Streetlight Supervisor.

I need to pay my trash bill...who should I contact?

Trash billing is now handled by the Department of Public Works. Please contact us at 3-1-1 and we will connect you with the Trash Billing Administrator to remedy your situation.

How do I report potholes?

You can report a pothole by submitting a support request at www.harrisburgpa.gov/contact or by dialing 3-1-1. An open ticket will be generated and your request will be forwarded to the Streetlight Supervisor.

Additional Information

News

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: N 3RD ST FROM WALNUT TO MARKET

    Street Closure Map Street Name: N 3RD STREET From: WALNUT STREET To: MARKET STREET Date/Time from: TUESDAY, MAY 10TH   9:00 AM Date/Time to: TUESDAY, MAY 24TH   3:00 PM Type of Closure: LANE RESTRICTION – TRAFFIC WILL BE DOWN TO ONE LANE BETWEEN 9AM & 3PM (MON. – FRI.) Closure Info: PPL WILL BE DIGGING INTO

  • STREET CLOSURE & CRANE SETTING NOTIFICATION: MARKET STREET FROM 3RD TO 4TH

    Street Closure Map Street Name: MARKET STREET From: 3RD STREET To: 4TH STREET Date/Time from: FRIDAY, MAY 13TH AT 6:00 P.M. Date/Time to: MONDAY, MAY 16TH AT 3:00 A.M. Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: A CRANE WILL BE SET UP TO LIFT COOLING UNITS ONTO THE ROOF OF THE STRAWBERRY SQUARE BUILDING. Crane

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: GEIGER ST FROM SUSQUEHANNA TO 3RD

    Street Name: GEIGER STREET       Street Closure Map From: SUSQUEHANNA STREET To: N 3RD STREET Date/Time from: 5/4/16 8:00 AM Date/Time to: 5/4/16 8:00 PM Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: W. C. ESHENAURS 717-236-5031 WILL BE DIGGING IN STREET TO REPLACE SEWER PIPE. If you have any questions regarding this street closure please call

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