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: PENN ST FROM SCHUYLKILL TO SENECA

    Street Name: PENN STREET From: SCHUYLKILL STREET To: SENECA STREET Date/Time from: WEDNESDAY, 3/23/16 AT 6:45 AM Date/Time to: WEDNESDAY. 3/23/16 AT 4:00 PM Type of Closure: COMPLETE Closure Info: STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR TREE REMOVAL AT THE REAR OF 2447 N 2ND STREET Detour Info: NONE Comments:  GOODS TREE CARE INC If you

  • MAJOR DOWNTOWN LANE CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: WALNUT ST FROM COURT TO N 2ND ST

    Street Name: Walnut Street From: Court Street To: N 2ND Street Beginning tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 until further notice the right and center driving lanes will be closed for street repairs due to water leak. Detour Info: All traffic must use one left lane – Expect major delays during this afternoon’s rush. If

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: N 2ND ST FROM MARKET TO NORTH

    Street Name: N 2ND ST From: MARKET ST To: NORTH ST Date from: 3/19/2016, SATURDAY Time from: 12:00:00 PM Date to: 3/19/2016, SATURDAY Time to: 4:30:00 PM Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: Walnut st will close from 5th St to N 2nd St and North St will close from N 2nd to Commonwealth

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