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Public Works

The public works division consists of three departments, Streets, Maintenance, and Sanitation. The Street/Sanitation Foreman is Kevin Plasterer, who may be reached by calling 717-532-7838 between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday or email kplasterer@shippensburg.pa.us




The Street department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the streets and avenues in the Borough. This includes repaving of Borough streets, pothole repair, storm sewer cleaning and repair, snow and ice removal, maintenance of street signs, and street sweeping.

Streets located within the Borough limits that are not the responsibility of the street department are King Street, North Morris Street, South Fayette Street, North Earl Street, North Prince Street, and North and South Queen Street. These streets are State highways and all maintenance of the streets are the responsibility of the State.

The Maintenance department is responsible for maintaining all Borough vehicles and equipment, buildings, and traffic control devices.

The Sanitation department is responsible for the collection, disposal, and accounting for all solid waste, trash, and recyclables within the Borough. Trash is collected once per week and each household is allowed four 30 gallon containers per week for the quarterly base fee. Any containers over four will be picked up for an additional charge. Recyclable material is collected once per week on the same day as trash. Shippensburg residents are required to recycle the following items: Type 1 -7 plastics , green , clear and brown bottles and jars.  Please see the recycling tab on the website for more detailed information.  We now have single stream recycling.