Jan. 29, 2016 HARRISBURG – Trash collection will resume Monday in Harrisburg, and people will be allowed to put out extra trash accumulated during the snowstorm and its aftermath.

Public Works crews are working Friday to clear alleyways, permitting resumption of regularly scheduled trash collections. Businesses and multi-family residences should ensure snow is cleared from around dumpsters to allow trucks to access them.

“I again want to commend our incredibly dedicated city workers who put in very long hours to try to deal with this massive snowfall,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse. “I also want to commend our citizens for their cooperation and patience as the City continues to dig out of more than 30 inches of snow.”

City employees have been working extended hours since Friday, Jan. 22, when the severe weather began. Public works crews, joined by PennDot and private contractors, have cooperated to remove the record snowfall that fell on Harrisburg, blocking major roads and arteries and closing state and local government centers for two days.

The City’s Public Works Department set up a special hotline to answer questions on snow removal, accepting hundreds of calls throughout the day and night. The hotline will be discontinued at 5 p.m. Friday.

Residents may call 311 to leave a message over the weekend. The City will continue to provide updates and relevant information via press releases, social media and on the city’s official website –

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at; or call 717 255 3015.


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