Public Works

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 some 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.
Christmas Tree Pickup
Christmas Tree Pickup
Residents of the Borough of Mechanicsburg may place live Christmas trees curbside for pick up from January 9th - January 20, 2023.
Joint Compost Facility
Compost Site
The site is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. 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. To utilize the site residents must purchase a compost pass from the Borough of Mechanicsburg or Silver Spring Township offices. Passes cost $15, must be renewed annually and can be used from year to year. Compost Site Rules
Leaf Pick Up
Leaf Pick Up
Leaf collection in the Borough will begin around the third week of October and run through the first week in December. Crews will attempt to align pick up with trash day. Please keep in mind the following ways that make this more efficient:
  • Do NOT park vehicles over or near leaf piles
  • Place leaves for collection on the pavement along the curb
  • Do not deposit limbs, branches, garden waste and hard objects such as bottles, cans or stones in leaf piles
  • Do NOT place leaves in “BAGS” for collection
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
Snow Removal
Every owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, property agent, or any other person who is responsible for any property including business proprietor, within the Mechanicsburg Borough, is required to remove any snow or ice from their sidewalk within twenty-four (24) hours of the cessation of said snow and ice falling. Furthermore, they must create a path, free from any snow or ice, a minimum of four (4) feet in width on said sidewalk. IF sidewalk is less than four (4) feet wide, snow and ice shall be removed for the entire width of the sidewalk. Snow removal from ADA ramps are included in this section, if the property has one installed. No person shall throw, shovel, cast or otherwise place, pile, deposit or dump snow, ice, sleet, and/or frozen rain removed from sidewalks, walkways, driveways, or any other locations onto any street in the Borough of Mechanicsburg. 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.
Street Sweeping
Street Sweeping
Borough Council has contracted with EVERCOR for street sweeping services in 2023. Street sweeping will take place from April-October. Sweeping schedule to come!
Yard Waste Collection
Yard Waste Collection
Yard Waste will be collected weekly on Wednesdays 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 or submit their request HERE. Yard Waste should be put out at the curb any time after 6PM 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.