Press Releases

  • 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 ###

  • March 14, 2017Mayor George, pursuant to his powers under Section 5:01 of the Home Rule Charter of the City of Wilkes-Barre, and 11 Pa. C.S.A.§ 11203, the powers outlined under the Third Class City Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hereby declares a STATE OF EMERGENCY for the City of Wilkes-Barre on this 14thday of MARCH, […]

  • March 14, 2017The City of Wilkes-Barre has imposed a travel ban within city limits, effective immediately. Travel is restricted to emergency vehicles and responders only.Document Attached:3-14 Travel Ban ###