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Beginning January 1st 2017 street cleaning/sweeping services for the City of Harrisburg are now provided by Capital Region Water. All posted signs in regards to street sweeping/cleaning are still in effect and should be adhered to as many city services such as streetlight maintenance, tree maintenance, and snow removal follow the street cleaning/sweeping schedule.

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: REESE ST FROM EVERGREEN TO HUMMEL

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION    Street Name:  Reese Street From: Evergreen Street To: Hummel Street Date/Time: Today, Jan. 25th and tomorrow, Jan. 26th between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM Reason for Closure: City building demolition If you have any questions regarding this street closure call Harrisburg Department of Public Works at 717-412-4320 STREET

  • ALTERNATING TRAFFIC LANE: SYCAMORE ST FROM CAMERON TO S FRONT ST ON FEBRUARY 1ST

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – ALTERNATING TRAFFIC LANE Street Name:  Sycamore Street From: Cameron Street To: S Front Street Date changed to start on Wednesday February 1st The bridge will remain open however there will only be one lane.  Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals to alternate traffic from each direction. Expect delays. Reason for Closure:

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: CHESTNUT ST FROM DEWBERRY TO S 3RD

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – RIGHT LANE CLOSURE NOTIFICATION    Street Name:  Chestnut Street From: Dewberry Street To: S 3rd Street Date/Time: 12/8/16 to 12/28/16 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm each day Reason for Closure: UGI will be working. Other Information: Right lane will be closed If you have any questions regarding this street closure call:

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