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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

  • CITY OF HARRISBURG: STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

    From: BRIARCLIFF RD To: MAGNOLIA DR Date/Time from: 6/24/2015, WEDNESDAY, 8:00 AM (08:00) Date/Time to: 6/24/2015, WEDNESDAY, 3:30 PM (15:30) Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: EXCAVATING THE CENTER OF THE STREET IN FRONT OF 2309 TO 2311 OAKWOOD TO REPLACE VERIZON CONDUITS AND CABLE. If you have any questions regarding this street closure

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: N 2ND ST TO N 3RD ST.

    STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Street Name: LOCUST ST From: N 2ND ST To: N 3RD ST Date from: 6/20/2015, SATURDAY Time from: 5:30:00 AM Date to: 6/20/2015, SATURDAY Time to: 11:00:00 PM Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: N 3rd St will also be closed from Walnut St to Pine St. from 5:30 am to

  • CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

    Street Name: S 15TH ST From: SWATARA ST To: HUNTER ST Date from: 6/18/2015, WEDNESDAY, Time from: 11:00 AM (11:00) CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: CRW (SEWER DIVISION) IS DIGGING STREET TO REPAIR SEWER MAIN Detour Info: TURN ONTO SWATARA ST TO S 17TH; TURN RIGHT ONTO S 17TH

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