Yard Waste Collection Begins April 4th

Curbside Yard Collection begins for the north side of the  city on Wednesday April 4th and the south side on Friday April 6th.  Please check the 2018 Recycling Calendar for future collections. Yard waste must be curbside in open containers less than 30lbs. No rocks or dirt.  Branches must be cut to 3ft in length and no thicker than 4 inches and bundled.  Thank You!

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY – 3/2/2018

Please note due to the winter weather, Pittston City Hall will close at 1pm today. Our Street Department is out plowing and salting, but please use extreme caution and travel only if necessary during this winter weather event.

LATEST BULLETIN FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY

Issued by: Binghamton – NY, US, National Weather Service,

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED, ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. WIDELY VARYING TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS, WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. LOCALIZED ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 14 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE POCONOS OF EASTERN LACKAWANNA AND LUZERNE COUNTIES. * WHERE…BRADFORD, WYOMING, LACKAWANNA, AND LUZERNE COUNTIES. * WHEN…RAIN CHANGING TO WET SNOW IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND AROUND DAYBREAK FOR THE VALLEYS. HEAVIEST SNOW INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS, DIMINISHING BY THIS EVENING. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…PLAN ON DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THIS MORNING’S COMMUTE. TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES EXPECTED FROM GUSTY WINDS AND WEIGHT OF SNOW. WINDS GUSTING 40 TO 55 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

ALERT: Water Street Bridge Due to an Ice Jam on the Susquehanna River

Water Street Bridge and the Pittston Riverfront Park Are Closed Due to an Ice Jam on the Susquehanna River.

Here is the current update from the National Weather Service:

Issuing Office: Binghamton

Source: National.Weather.Service

10:07am EST, Wed Jan 24

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER NEAR WILKES-BARRE. * FROM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL THURSDAY AFTERNOON. * AT 10 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.2 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 22.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. THERE IS CURRENTLY FLOODING ALONG SUSQUEHANNA STREET IN WEST PITTSTON UPSTREAM OF THE GAUGE. * FORECAST… THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY 2 PM WEDNESDAY AND CREST NEAR 22.7 FEET AROUND 7 PM WEDNESDAY. THE RIVER IS BEING AFFECTED BY A LARGE ICEJAM. EXACT WATER LEVELS IN ALL AREAS ALONG THE RIVER ARE UNPREDICTABLE AND CAN VARY BY SEVERAL FEET IN ANY GIVEN MOMENT. THIS FORECAST IS BASED ON AN EXPECTATION THAT THE ICE JAM WILL PARTIALLY RELEASE THIS WATER VOLUME TOWARD, AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE GAUGE. * IMPACT… AT 22.0 FEET… MINOR FLOODING BEGINS. LOWLANDS IN PLAINSVILLE, PLYMOUTH FLATS, WEST NANTICOKE AND SHICKSHINNY FLOOD. MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE DESIGN OF LEVEE PROTECTION IN THE CITY OF WILKES-BARRE IS 41 FEET. &&

More Information

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN PENNSYLVANIA… SUSQUEHANNA RIVER NEAR WILKES-BARRE AFFECTING LUZERNE COUNTY PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… DO NOT DRIVE OVER FLOODED ROADS OR BRIDGES… STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR LATER DEVELOPMENTS. FOR FURTHER RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION, YOU CAN VISIT OURWEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/BGM &&

Pittston City Christmas Tree Collection Jan 8th to 19th

Pittston City Streets & Sanitation Department will collect live Christmas trees curbside from January 8th to 19th. Trees must be free of decorations, lights, and stands. Additionally trees cannot be in plastic bags.  All trees are taken to a recycling center to be ground into mulch which is why they cannot be in bags.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thursday Nov 23 – Thanksgiving Day City Hall and Street Department Closed. Garbage and Recycling regularly collected on Thursday will be collected Friday

Friday Nov 24 – City Hall Closed, Street Department Open

Cliff Street Construction Advisory

The entire length of Cliff Street is currently under construction by a contractor for the Pennsylvania American Water Company who is installing a new water main. When the project is complete, the road will be completely repaved.  Please use caution when traveling in this area until the work is complete.

Redevelopment Authority Awarded Certificate of Merit

The Redevelopment Authority was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (PAHRA) at its Annual Conference in Lancaster for its Neighborhood Housing Initiative. The Neighborhood Housing Initiative is a cooperative effort between the Authority, City of Pittston and North East Pennsylvania Land Bank Authority to address blight, quality of life issues, housing, and most importantly to improve the City’s neighborhoods. The 2017 PAHRA Bellamy Awards are PAHRA’s highest achievement awards for housing, redevelopment and community development.

Public Participation and Public Meeting For Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC MEETING FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTANT REDUCTION PLAN

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) hereby gives notice of the 30-day public comment period for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP). Best management practices (BMPs) are proposed in the regional Plan to satisfy PRP requirements for the Chesapeake Bay and local stream impairments.

The public is invited to review this document and provide written comments to the Executive Director.
WVSA
PO Box 33A, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
James B. Tomaine, P.E. – jim.tomaine@wvsa.net

The 30-day public comment period begins August 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2017.
The Plan will be discussed at a public meeting on August 10, 2017 starting at 4PM at the offices of WVSA.
The municipalities participating in the regional Plan include the Cities of Nanticoke, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre; the Boroughs of Ashley, Courtdale, Dureyea, Edwardsville, Exeter, Forty Fort, Hughestown, Kingston, Laflin, Larksville, Luzerne, Plymouth, Pringle, Sugar Notch, Swoyersville, Warrior Run, West Pittston, West Wyoming, Wyoming, and Yatesville; and the Townships of Hanover, Jackson, Jenkins, Lehman, Newport, Pittston, Plains, Plymouth, and Wilkes-Barre.

Web Link to the WVSA Web Site and The Regional Pollutant Reduction Plan: http://wvsa.org/stormWaterPosting.pdf

Refuse and Recycling Changes For Independence Day

In celebration of the Independence Day Holiday all City of Pittston offices including the Department of Public Works will be closed on Tuesday July 4th.  Due to the Holiday closing refuse and recycling collections will not be picked up in the City of Pittston on Tuesday July 4th.   Tuesday’s regular refuse and recycling pick-up will be moved to Wednesday July 5th, Wednesday’s regular collection will be moved to Thursday July 6th and Thursday’s regular pick-up will be moved to Friday July 7th.  Regularly scheduled pick-ups will resume on Monday July 10th for yard waste, refuse and recycling. Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy a safe Independence Day Holiday.

Pittston City Residents Reminded To Use New 2017-2018 Garbage Bag Stickers

Pittston City residents are reminded that the new light blue and white color 2017-2018 garbage bag stickers are now in effect. The new stickers were required to be used beginning May 29th.  One sticker must be affixed to each garbage bag for it to be collected. The maximum weight for a garbage bag is 30 pounds.The 2017-2018 Pittston City Garbage Stickers may be purchased at the City Treasurer’s Office at City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm.  Please bring your bill when you come to purchase the stickers.   For more information on purchasing the garbage stickers please go to the City Treasurer page

For additional information on garbage and recycling collection please go to the Street and Sanitation Department’s page on Garbage Collection and Recycling

Luzerne County Crime Watch Meeting

District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis has announced that the annual Luzerne County Crime Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the County Council Meeting Room on the 1st Floor of the Luzerne County Main Courthouse located at 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  All crime watch groups are invited and encouraged to attend as well as members of the public.

The following are the guest speakers for the Meeting:

  1. Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman;
  2. Luzerne/Wyoming Drug & Alcohol Program Administrator Steven Ross;
  3. Luzerne County 911;
  4. Luzerne County Sheriff Brian Szumski;
  5. FBI Supervisory Special Agent-In-Charge Sean Quinn of the Scranton Office;
  6. Pennsylvania State Police;
  7. Luzerne County Drug Task Force Coordinator Daniel Mimnaugh;
  8. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis; and
  9. Chiefs/Representatives from Law Enforcement Agencies throughout Luzerne County.

This event is being held in conjunction with National County Government Month with the focus being on Safe & Secure Counties.

Free Smoke Detectors

 

Up to 2 free smoke detectors per housing unit can be picked up at the Pittston City Fire Department at 20 Kennedy Street. (Not Kennedy Blvd!)

If you need help installing the smoke detector please telephone the fire department at 570-655-6663 and the fire department will make an appointment with you to install the smoke detector.