March 6, 2018
Due to inclement weather, street cleaning is cancelled for Wednesday, March 7.
March 6, 2018
UPDATE 3/7: Trash and recycling collection has been cancelled, and the remainder of the week will be on a holiday schedule. Wednesday customers should place their trash out on Thursday, Thursday customers should place their trash out on Friday, and so on through Saturday.  Due to the anticipated snowfall on March 7, Wednesday’s trash and recycling collection routes will begin at 3:30 a.m. Residents should place all trash and recycling containers out before the start time. Your cooperation is appreciated to keep collection crews and the public safe. Please contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (... read more
February 23, 2018
Beginning on Monday, February 26, contractors for the City of Lancaster Department of Public Works (Rogele, Inc.) will mobilize and begin the first of approximately seven phases of construction. Each phase is slated to last 6-8 weeks with weather cooperation. The contractor will generally work on 1-2 phases at a time, and generally proceed with the work from north to south. Work will begin in the block from James Street to Lemon Street, and proceed southward. Residents are advised to follow and obey all ‘No Parking’ signs closely (signs will be posted with days and times), as towing... read more
February 15, 2018
City offices will be closed on Monday, February 19 for President's Day. Trash and recycling collection will remain on schedule. Customers should put their trash and recycling out on their regular collection day. There will be no street cleaning on Monday, February 19. Street cleaning will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, February 20. Wishing all a safe & happy holiday weekend!
February 7, 2018
Due to inclement weather, all Penn Waste routes are cancelled on Wednesday, February 7. Penn Waste will be operating on a holiday schedule for the remainder of the week. Wednesday customers will be collected on Thursday. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. Thank you for your cooperation so Penn Waste can effectively collect your trash and recycling while maintaining the safety of their employees. Street cleaning is also cancelled on Wendesday, February 7. Street cleaning will resume on Thursday, February 8.
January 23, 2018
On Tuesday, January 23, the City of Lancaster Employee Recognition Committee held the Employee Service Awards, honoring those who reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 50 years of service with the City of Lancaster in 2017. 68 employees were honored, with a group total of 845 years of service. Congratulations and thank you to these employees, who have dedicated countless hours towards improving the City of Lancaster!   Administrative Services Andrea Fields 5 Cynthia Kelly 15 Karen Kast 20 Diana Noll 20     City Council John Graupera 5 James Reichenbach 5 Barbara Wilson 5 Cheryl Holland-... read more
January 19, 2018
On Thursday, January 18, the City of Lancaster received a lot of feedback from residents regarding street sweeping enforcement. According to the Lancaster Parking Authority, the number of tickets given during street sweeping enforcement was unusually high. Residents from all neighborhoods seemed confused about whether street sweeping was happening given the build-up of ice and snow along the parking lanes and curbs lines. Street sweeping is a requirement of the City's state permit for our sewer collection system, even when there is snow or ice. While you may not see what the street sweeper is... read more
January 8, 2018
Winter is here and bad weather is in the forecast over the next few days. In order to prepare for the inclement weather, below are several winter reminders to ensure your safety, the safety of Penn Waste employees and that your trash and recycling gets collected. Trash Bags — White trash bags blend in with the snow. If you have a darker colored trash bag that you could use or a trash can that you can place your bag in, it will make it easier for Penn Waste employees to see ensuring that your trash gets collected. Access to Your Trash & Recycling — Please make sure there is a clear,... read more
January 2, 2018
With low temperatures in the single digits, we've received a slew of calls about frozen water pipes. Here are some tips to help you prevent frozen water pipes in your home: ·  Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. ·  Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children. ·  When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle -... read more
December 22, 2017
Lancaster is a welcoming city proud of our diversity, so Lancaster Public Art was pleased to work with Emerson Collective, Church World Service, League of Women Voters, Lancaster Stands Up, Latinx Lancaster and Invisible Americans to create Inside Out Dreamers, a temporary art installation at 101 North Queen Street. The Inside Out Dreamers website explains, "The project takes part in Inside Out, a global participatory art project initiated by the award-winning artist JR to pay tribute to the power and dignity of individuals by displaying their portraits in public spaces around the world.... read more