Department of Public Works
Tom Preambo – Director
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: (570) 348-4180
Fax: (570) 348-0197
The Department of Public Works responsibilities are diverse and complex, covering all four seasons. The Department is comprised of the Highway Division, the Refuse Division, the Recycling Division, the Traffic Maintenance Division and the Fleet Maintenance Division. The Department of Public Works is responsible for the collection of all refuse and recycling.
The Highway Division is responsible for a multitude of tasks. They are responsible for maintenance of all city streets, bridges, avenues, courts and alleys, as well as snow removal from all city streets.
Street Lights Out?
Please contact the DPW by calling 570-348-4180 x 13 to report a street light out. Please provide the location and pole number if possible
– Any calls after 4:00 p.m. please contact the dispatcher at (570) 348-4178.
– Any calls regarding traffic lights out or signs down, please contact COMM Center at (570) 348-4141.
– POTHOLE HOTLINE: 570-348-4178
The Department of Public Works observes the following Holidays:
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
Labor Day, Columbus Day
If a holiday falls in the workweek, all pickup will be delayed by one day.
There are four bureaus in the Department of Public Works:
DPW also supports the Stormwater Management Efforts in the city.