Beginning January 1st 2017 street sweeping services for the City of Harrisburg are now provided by Capital Region Water. Please contact CRW at 1.888.510.0606 if you have any questions or concerns about street sweeping or click here for more info.

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: rnye@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: REILY STREET FROM N 7TH TO N 6TH

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION   (WEATHER PERMITTING) Street Name: REILY STREET Street From: N 7TH STREET Street To: N 6TH STREET Start Date: 6/15/2017 End Date: 6/15/2017 Start Time: 7AM End Time: 4PM Reason: STREET PAVING Detour: USE BOAS ST OR KELKER ST AS ALTERNATES Notes: SHILOH PAVING & EXCAVATING, INC. WILL BE

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: HANOVER STREET FROM S 13TH TO S CAMERON

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION   (WEATHER PERMITTING) Street Name: HANOVER STREET Street From: S 13TH STREET Street To: S CAMERON STREET Start Date: 6/16/2017 End Date: 6/16/2017 Start Time: 7:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM Reason: SHILOH PAVING & EXCAVATING, INC. WILL BE MILLING & PAVING Detour: USE SYCAMORE OR S 13TH TO

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: CHESTNUT ST FROM S 15TH TO S 17TH

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION   Street Name: CHESTNUT STREET Street From: S 15TH STREET Street To: S 17TH STREET Start Date: 6/15/2017 End Date: 6/15/2017 Start Time: 9:30 AM End Time: 3:30 PM Reason: SEWER MAIN LINING PROJECT Detour: CONTINUE ONTO S 15TH TO MARKET; RIGHT ONTO MARKET TO S 17TH. RIGHT ONTO

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