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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

  • TRASH COLLECTION RESUMES MONDAY IN HARRISBURG

    Jan. 29, 2016 HARRISBURG – Trash collection will resume Monday in Harrisburg, and people will be allowed to put out extra trash accumulated during the snowstorm and its aftermath. Public Works crews are working Friday to clear alleyways, permitting resumption of regularly scheduled trash collections. Businesses and multi-family residences should ensure snow is cleared from around

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

    Street Name: South Street From: 3rd St To: 2nd St Date/Time from: now till further notice Date/Time to: Type of Closure: emeregency full closure Closure Info: spandrel wall was hit.  Emergency repairs called in. Detour Info: Comments: If you have any questions regarding this street closure please call the City Engineer at 717-255-3091.   Thank you.

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: MARKET ST FROM S 3RD TO N 4TH

    Street Name: MARKET ST From: S 3RD ST To: N 4TH ST Date from: 1/29/2016, FRIDAY Time from: 8:00:00 PM Date to: 1/30/2016, SATURDAY Time to: 4:00:00 AM Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: Complete closure for night work Detour Info: NONE REQUIRED AT THIS TIME Comments: Maintenance crew replacing escalators / crane lift

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