March 21, 2018
First, we would like to thank the community for being cooperative and patient during this spring nor’easter. By declaring a snow emergency early last evening, we were able to get cars off the snow emergency route before the bulk of the storm hit – which is the primary purpose of a snow emergency. Due to the heavy accumulation, many businesses in downtown Lancaster closed this morning. This freed up garage space, allowing residents to leave their cars in the garages while our crews handle snow removal throughout the City. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding this morning... read more
March 20, 2018
A snow emergency has been declared, effective at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Vehicles must be removed from designated snow emergency routes by 9 p.m. on March 20 or be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Vehicles may not return to snow emergency routes until the snow emergency has been lifted. Any car parked on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency will be towed. Click here to view a map of the snow emergency routes. Free parking during the snow emergency will be available for residents at the following garages beginning at 7 p.m. on March 20: Prince Street Garage - 111 North Prince... read more
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 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