Press Releases

  • March 23, 2017The City of Wilkes-Barre is pleased to announce its participation in the Great American Cleanup of PA.The annual clean-up event will take place on Saturday, April 29th.To resister to participate in the cleanup, groups must call the Office of Special Events at 570-208-4149. Groups are asked to provide:Group leader’s name and addressExpected number […]

  • March 20, 2017Mayor George lifted Wilkes-Barre’s Emergency Declaration on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Noon. Read full declaration below:WB Emergency Declaration Lifted 3.19.17 ###

  • March 16, 2017Due to the severity of Winter Storm “Stella” and its aftermath, Garbage and Recycling Collection has been SUSPENDED for the remainder of this week for all areas. Collection for all areas will resume next week, beginning on Monday, March 20, 2017.. ###

  • March 15, 2017The City of Wilkes-Barre’s administration, emergency crews and DPW, have been working around the clock to keep up with the 2017 storm.The city has 15 trucks, currently down 2; however, we anticipate those two trucks to be up and running by this afternoon.  We have rented additional backhoes and the Wilkes-Barre School District […]

  • March 14, 2017As of 4:00 AM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Mayor is lifting the travel ban.Those that do not need to travel for work should stay off the streets if possible.Updates will continue to be posted to the City of Wilkes-Barre’s Facebook page at Travel Ban to Be Lifted ###

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