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: HOLLY STREET FROM NORWOOD TO SOUTH 20TH

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION    Street Name: HOLLY STREET From: NORWOOD STREET To:  S. 20TH STREET Date/Time:  MONDAY, 24 APRIL, 2017 / 7:00 AM TO MONDAY, 24 APRIL, 2017 / 3:00 PM Reason for Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE / RENEW GAS SERVICE AND CUT OFF OLD EXISTING GAS SERVICE Other Information: N/A If

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: S 14TH ST FROM VERNON TO THOMPSON

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION    Street Name: S 14th Street From: Vernon Street To: Thompson Street Date/Time: 4/20/17 to 4/21/17 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM each day Reason for Closure: UGI will be digging in street to do gas main repairs Other Information: S 14th is a one way street from south to

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

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – LEFT LANE CLOSURE NOTIFICATION   (LEFT LANE WILL BE CLOSED) Street Name:  Market Street From:3rd Street To: 4th Street Date/Time: Monday, April 17th between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Reason for Closure: I.B.Dickinson Crane Service will be setting up crane to lift AC Equipment to the roof of new Rite-Aid store.

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