Public Works is responsible for the preventive and daily maintenance of the City of Clairton which also includes the business district. The main crew consist of 10 full time workers and 5 additional workers for summer help. Many of their duties involve street cleaning, grass cutting, recycling, road repair and snow removal. However during the year, they respond to local emergencies such as clogged sewers, potholes and various other complaints. They also maintain a fleet of vehicles such as dump trucks, street sweepers and various other equipment utilized for all year around preservation.. During the summer peak season, they keep the local gardens, playgrounds, parks, pool area and facilities in beautiful and functional condition. While in the winter, they assure that local roads are plowed and salted during ice storms and snowfalls.. Yet,their primary focus for snow removal is the main roads, secondary roads and then alleys. Consequently, a State of Emergency may be set for a number of hours which would give Public Works the opportunity to bring Clairton other resources to assist with snow removal.
First Recycling Bin for the place of residence is free and can be picked up anytime from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Additional Bins are available for $6.00 each. Recyclables are picked up every two weeks on the same day as garbage. Recycling Calenders can be picked up in the Engineering Office.
- Clear Glass : Food and Beverage Only All Cans: Aluminum, Bi-Metal, Steel (Tin)
- Newspaper: Black and White Only/Minimum Color is Acceptable
- Designated Plastics: HDPE, PETE and PVC Look on bottom of container for the Recyclable Symbol
- Latex Paint needs to be dried out and tires will be collected during Spring and Fall cleanup.
Minor Road Repairs
Resurfacing of roads must be voted and approved by City Council.
Crack & Seal Program: This program is administered and approved by Public Works. The Crack & Seal preserves the road to get more life out of the road. Garbage is billed quarterly and payments can be made at the Finance Office from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Freon Hotline: 1-888-GO-FREON
Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Program Hotline: 1-800-346-4242
Bigs Sanitation picks up the garbage for the Clairton and Wilson area every week. However, garbage is delayed one day when any holiday falls on a weekday. All major holidays are observed. Garbage can be placed by the curbside the evening prior to the pick up day. Garbage is billed yearly and payments and billing questions can be made at the Finance Office from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Call Bigs for missed pickups and questions at (PHONE) 724-379-4331 – (FAX) 724-379-4781