City Services & Closures

Updated February 8, 2021



City Hall

Other than the Permit Window and Treasury, City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. City business should take place via phone or email whenever possible. If you need assistance, please call (717) 291-4711 or email



City Council, Board, Commission and Authority Meetings

Through December 31, 2021, unless further notice is provided, City Council and all Boards, Commissions, and Authorities of the City of Lancaster will conduct their regularly scheduled meetings and any special meetings virtually rather than meeting in person. Zoom will be the preferred meeting service for public meetings. For more information about meeting schedules and instructions on joining virtual meetings, visit the individual Council, Board, Commission or Authority page.



Street Sweeping

Street sweeping has resumed, following the regular posted schedule.




Street sweeping, metered parking and residential permit parking enforcement has resumed.



Parks & Playgrounds

While our other parks remain open, please note that playground equipment and structures are not being sanitized. We strongly discourage the use of playground equipment, any contact sports and gatherings of people who do not reside together until further notice.


Reservations for park pavilions and activity permits are suspended at this time.



Solid Waste, Recycling and Yard Waste

At this time, regular trash and recycling collection is operating on a normal schedule. Penn Waste will be enforcing the following collection mandates in an effort to protect their front-line team members and as a result of having a limited workforce during this COVID-19 pandemic:


All trash must be bagged and tied. Loose items will not be collected.


All recyclable materials must be placed inside your recycling container(s), including your flattened cardboard. Recyclable items left outside of your recycling container will not be collected.


Penn Waste will enforce existing bag limits. For Lancaster City, that is a limit of six (6) 32 gallon/30 pound bags of trash.


All of the above actions are being put in place to help protect the health and safety of Penn Waste’s team members. After the COVID-19 crisis is over, they will resume normal collection practices and reinstate bulk item collection services.


The Recycling Drop-Off Center is once again open for business. Hours are limited to 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will remain closed on Saturdays at this time. Only one person will be allowed in the bay at a time, and all visitors must wear a mask. Please have your materials pre-sorted when you arrive to keep the line moving.


If you have questions, please call the Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-4744.

Contact Us


(717) 291-4711