The Department of Public Works has an ongoing replacement/repair program, in which they annually take inventory of all city curb and sidewalks and determine their condition. Public Works then fixes the structures depending on the condition and usage.
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. If the rescue squad need assistance getting to you they will notify the Public Works Department.
The snow plow trucks run on a primary route system, which includes approximately 60% of the lane miles in the City. The trucks remain on these primary routes until the snow/precipitation has ended then they begin on the remaining streets. It is important to remember that the number one concern is to clear the main streets for emergency traffic.
If the dead animal is on private property, it is the landowner's responsibility to dispose of the animal properly.
If the dead animal is on public property and is domesticated (cat, dog or other pet), call the Animal Control Office: 540-437-2671.
If the dead animal is on public property and a non-domesticated (wild) animal, call the Public Works Department Office: 540-434-5928.
The City of Harrisonburg collects bulk and yard debris/leaves twice a month. These pickup days will be determined by your regular trash day. Residents may set out a maximum of ten yard debris items and a maximum of five bulk items on their scheduled day.
The landfill receives waste from Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg totaling approximately 130,000 tons per year.
Meetings are held at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, 620 Simms Avenue.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee works to identify needs and opportunities for making Harrisonburg more walk and bike friendly.
The City is separated into the east and west sections with leaf trucks assigned to each section on alternating weeks. Citizens are asked to rake their leaves out to the curb or the edge of the roadway.
The Adopt-A-Street program originated in the Virginia Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Virginia Division of Litter Control and Recycling and Keep Virginia Beautiful Inc. to help alleviate increasing litter problems.