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


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.
PO Box 33A, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
James B. Tomaine, P.E. –

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:

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.

Pittston City Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held Saturday April 8

The Pittston City Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday April 8, 2017, at Jefferson Park at New Street and Cornelia Street in Pittston at 1:00 p.m. All Pittston City children up to age 12 are welcome. The Hunt is sponsored by Pittston City Fire Dept., Pittston City Police Dept., and Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance.

Learn more about the event at the City of Pittston’s Facebook page or the Easter Egg Hunt Event page

Garbage and Recycling Collection To Resume Next Week

Garbage and recycling collection will not take place for the rest of this week, due to the demand on our DPW to remove the massive amount of snow. Collection will resume on the normal schedule next week. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to dig out. 

Travel Restriction Imposed; Disabled Vehicles to be Towed

Pursuant to the Mayor’s Declaration of Emergency, the Chief of Police is hereby immediately restricting the operation of motor vehicles on city streets and alleys of the City of Pittston. Disabled and or parked vehicles obstructing on public streets and alleys will be towed at owner’s expense as deemed necessary and prudent for the public safety and welfare. Thank you for your immediate attention to this restriction.