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Celebrating National Public Works Week 2021

May 17, 2021 | Department of Public Works

May 16 through 22 is National Public Works Week, celebrating the role Public Works plays in creating a great place to live! The City of Lancaster is recognizing the week with a series of events and social media content.


Pool Party Contest – The City of Lancaster and the Lancaster Recreation Commission are giving a private pool party for up to 50 guests! How can you win this prize? Simply submit a selfie or group photo at one of the Department of Public Works facilities or at a Public Works project (paving, patching streets, repairing water lines, cleaning inlets, etc.) and email it to Diana Black at dblack@cityoflancasterpa.com.  The contest runs through Saturday, May 22. One resident will be chosen at random on Monday, May 24. The winner will be posted on the City of Lancaster Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.


Introduction to Composting – Come out and help us celebrate National Public Works Week with an Introduction to Composting event at the Recycling Drop Off Center, 850 New Holland Pike on Friday, March 21!

Do you ever consider composting or “recycling” your food scraps? The City of Lancaster’s Bureau of Solid Waste and Recycling will be hosting an “Introduction to Composting” class on Friday, May 21. There will be time for question and answer as well as hands on training. Please join us and learn how you can turn your food scraps into a dark, rich soil amendment for your garden or flower beds!In addition to the composting class there will be grilled hot dogs, potato chips and water. A grab-n-go planting kit will be given out as well.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the composting program from approximately 12 – 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Diana Black at dblack@cityoflancasterpa.com or (717) 291-4739. ng kit will be given out as well.


Follow the City of Lancaster on social media to view the proclamation video and a feature video on Long’s Park during NPWW!