• Street Cleaning

    Borough Council is considering a change to the street sweeping regulations due to increased fuel costs and equipment maintenance. Please refer to future editions of the Borough Newsletter for up to date information. Unless updates occur, the following schedule will be in place. Every street will be cleaned one time per month during the sweeping season, April 1st through September 1st.Residents and property owners are requested to clean along the curbs at their property (including weeds and other vegetative growth) and to place the debris in containers for collection by the refuse crew. Spot cleanups may occur, depending on circumstances.The major roads: (State Routes through the Borough); Main Street; Walnut Street; Shepherdstown Road; Williams Grove Road; West Marble Street; Simpson Street; York Street and South Market Street will be cleaned every Thursday between April 1st and September 1st.

    The Central Business District will be cleaned in accordance with the following schedule and as posted with permanent signs. Parking is restricted accordingly; please notify your tenants.

    Street Cleaning Operations subject to change due to holidays, weather, vehicle or equipment problems, or other circumstances.

    Street
    Side
    Between
    Days
    Hours
    W. Main Street both York and Market M & F 6 AM- 7 AM
    E. Main Street both Market & Arch M & F 7 AM- 8 AM
    E. Main Street both Arch & Race Th 6 AM- 7 AM
    Market Street both Allen & Simpson M & F 7 AM – 8 AM
    Allen Street both York & Arch F 7 AM- 8 AM
    N. High Street both Main & Strawberry M 6 AM- 7 AM
    N. Frederick Street both Main & Strawberry M 6 AM- 7 AM
    N. Railroad Alley both Main & Strawberry M & F 6 AM- 7 AM
    Arch Street both Allen & Simpson F 8 AM- 9 AM
    Locust Street both Arch & Frederick F 8 AM – 9 AM
    S. High Street both Simpson & Main F 6 AM- 7 AM
    S. Frederick Street both Simpson & Main F 8 AM- 9 AM
    W. Simpson Street both Market & Broad Th 7 AM- 10 AM

  • Yard Waste

    Yard Waste will be collected weekly beginning the first week of March and continuing through the end of October. Residents can call the Borough Office by noon any Tuesday to schedule a pick up of yard waste for Wednesday. Yard Waste should be put out at the curb Tuesday for a Wednesday morning collection. Please put items in a location away from trash and recycling containers. Limbs, shrub clippings and other wood debris will be collected, but NOT TREE STUMPS, TREE TRUNKS OR GRASS CLIPPINGS. Penn Waste will be providing the collection service as part of the municipal solid waste and recycling contract. Bundles or branches should be no longer than six feet in length and six inches in diameter. Residents may take yard waste to the Joint Compost Facility on West Church Road at anytime during the year. The site is open year round, 24 hours per day. Drop off points are clearly signed at the facility. Please follow the instructions on the signs when dropping off material for processing. Mulch and tan bark are free to Mechanicsburg Borough and Silver Spring residents at the Compost Site. This mulch and tanbark is for residential use only.
  • Leaf Collection

    Leaf collection begins the first FULL week in October. Your cooperation is requested in refraining from depositing limbs, branches, garden waste and hard objects such as bottles, cans or stones in leaf piles. Please place leaves for collection along the streets. Collection will be made as quickly as possible. Do NOT place leaves in “BAGS” for collection. Do NOT park vehicles over leaf piles. It is inevitable that the crews will get behind schedule. Rest assured that your leaves will be collected. Please have leaves ready for collection at all times.

    Monday Area east of Market Street, south of Simpson Street, west of Allendale Road, north of Alison Avenue.
    Tuesday Area west of Market Street, south of Simpson Street, east of Allendale Road, south of Charles Street.
    Wednesday  Area west of York Street, south of Simpson Street and George Street vicinity and Valley Stream Estates.
    Thursday Area between and including all of Simpson and Main Streets.
    Friday All streets north of Main Street.

    This procedure will repeat until the end of the collection season.  NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, mechanical failure or holidays, the schedule will resume where interrupted.

  • Snow Removal

    Cooperation of the residents is vital to the success of the Snow Removal Plan. The following is the Snow Removal Policy for the Borough of Mechanicsburg: Snow/Ice must be removed from sidewalks within a reasonable amount of time (Ordinance requires 5 hours) after the snow/ice has ceased to fall or form. If snow/ice accumulation ceases after 6 PM, snow/ice removal must be done before 10 AM the following morning. It is unlawful to throw, place or dispose of any snow or ice upon the plowed portion of any street, highway or alley. Driveways will be plowed shut; it cannot be avoided. Plowing operations begin with the accumulation of four inches of snow. Salting operations begin with an accumulation of one inch of snow or as slippery conditions develop. Streets will be opened to the greatest possibility width. Cars parked on the street greatly impair the ability to have streets plowed and salted. Please remove your vehicle from the street for plowing and salting operations. Park in your driveway or off street parking area. The Borough is requesting that all vehicles are removed from all streets for plowing and salting operations. The following narrow streets are a primary concern:

    Street

    From

    To

    No Parking on this Side

    E. Portland Street Market St. Walnut St. South
    E. Green Street Market St. Arch St. North
    W. Green Street Market St. York St. South
    N. Market Street Allen St. Portland St. East
    S. Washington Street Main St. Simpson St. West
    S. Washington Street Simpson St. Marble St. East
    N. Arch Street Main St. Portland St. West

    Clear Pedestrian Crossings at your intersection.

    Please abide by the preceding instructions and snow removal efforts will be greatly enhanced. Remember, cooperation of the residents is vital to the success of the snow removal efforts. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Cleaning Snow around Fire Hydrants is Every Citizen’s Job

    Remove snow from around the fire hydrant closest to your home or property. The hidden hydrant is a problem everyone should keep in mind when clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways around the home, business or industrial establishment. As soon as the snow stops falling, clear the fire hydrant nearest to your home. Hydrants in front of your house or business should automatically be a part of your sidewalk snow cleaning operation.

The Borough of Mechanicsburg highway department is tasked with providing road repair/maintenance, maintaining the Borough’s parks, leaf pick up, and street cleaning. During the winter the Borough Highway Department is equipped to plow snow from Borough roads and alleys.

The Borough Highway department utilizes the Borough General Fund and the Highway Budget to pay for staffing, maintenance, and repairs. The General Fund is comprised of tax revenues. The Highway Budget predominately uses state disbursements such as liquid fuels as the main source of revenue.

If residents have questions regarding road repair or information on roads that are in need of repair (including potholes), please contact the Borough Office at 717-691-3310. When reporting a pothole or road repair, please remember to include location and a detailed description to aid us in finding and repairing the hole.

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