{HARRISBURG} — Due to a potential heat wave, and temperatures rising above 90 degrees, City of Harrisburg Public Works will begin sanitation pickup at 4am the week of June 17-21.

Sanitation workers will start collecting trash and recycling early in an effort to beat the heat. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the City of Harrisburg will hover around 95 degrees or above all week.

Sanitation is on a modified schedule the week of June 17, with sanitation pickup at 4am normal for neighborhoods on Monday and Tuesday. There is no collection on Wednesday, as city offices are closed for Juneteenth. Sanitation pickup at 4am will resume on Thursday through Saturday, pushed back one day.

About Us

The Sanitation Office is responsible for the collection and disposal of residential solid waste for over 20,000 households and businesses in the City of Harrisburg. Residents are assigned a designated date for their garbage and recycling collections. These dates are updated periodically throughout the year to accommodate City holidays and furlough days.

The Department of Public Works is dedicated to improving recycling service to residents and increasing the amount of recyclables collected and recovered in the most cost- effective manner possible. Recycling conserves natural resources, supports jobs, and saves the City money. Every ton recycled saves the City and its residents money on avoided trash disposal fees and through revenues gained from the sale of some recyclables.


Melissa Mesones-Ortiz, Deputy Communications Director
[email protected]
(717) 255-6584