Aaron Johnson | Director of Public Works
The goal of the Department of Public Works is to provide outstanding public services for the citizens of Harrisburg and our visitors while maintaining a superior infrastructure, guaranteeing a clean and safe environment, as well as sustaining a high quality of life.
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); and City Engineering (large city infrastructure projects).
The Department of Public Works maintains public infrastructure, manages the 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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
My street light is out. How do I report it?
You can report a streetlight out by submitting a support request or by dialing 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040. An open ticket will be generated and your request will be forwarded to the Streetlight Supervisor.
How do I pay my trash bill?
Until further notice the City will only be able to accept payments in cash, check or money order. Payments can be mailed, brought to our office or placed in the City Drop Box. The Drop Box is located outside of the MLK Government Center to the right of the rear entrance.
How do I report a pothole or sinkhole?
You can report a streetlight out by submitting a support request or by dialing 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040. An open ticket will be generated and your request will be forwarded to the Street Repair Supervisor.