Public Works

Street Department

The Stroudsburg Street Department consists of nine employees. You may contact them at the Borough Shed at 570-421-0490 (118 Borough Street). For any after-hours emergencies, such as a sewer blockage, contact Monroe County Control Center at 570-992-9911.

Listen carefully to Snow Emergency declarations

A Snow Emergency is declared in the Borough anytime there is an accumulation of three-inches or more of snow  or  when, in the opinion of an authorized Borough official, street conditions are hazardous and dangerous. Snow Emergency Routes are signed throughout the Borough. Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes during a declared snow emergency are subject to ticketing and/or towing.

The Public Works Director provides notification of the declaration of a snow emergency to the Police,  Pocono Record , WNEP, WBRE, WSBG and TV13. Many of these media outlets have automatic alerts listeners can sign up to receive through the various Web sites.

Motorists should carefully note the declared start and end times for a snow emergency; the ending time is normally at least 24 hours after the estimated end of the weather event. This enables public works crews to complete all snow removal and ice control operations.

View the Winter Maintenance Plan

Ever wonder what the colored lines mean on the streets, grass and sidewalks? Using the PA One Call system, markings are made by the various utilities whenever anyone proposes to dig underground for any type of work. Each utility has its own dedicated color. Here is a Utility Color Chart Guide:

Fall Leaf Collection 

The Borough of Stroudsburg will provide curbside leaf collection from Monday, October 19, 2020 to Friday, December 4, 2020.

Residents are asked to rake leaves to the edge/curbside of their properties.  In order to avoid interference with storm drains and the storm water systems, residents are asked to refrain from  blocking sidewalks and piling leaves over the curb or in the roadways or gutters.  Residents should also ensure that piles left for collection contain only leaves, with no other debris mixed in, as this is a safety concern for public works collection crews and also causes problems with the leaf collection machinery and disposal operations.

Throughout the year, these items may be dropped off at the Recycling Center on Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon at the facility on Lincoln Avenue in East Stroudsburg (behind Walmart).

Note that this program does  NOT  include pick up of grass clippings, leaves, flowers, vines, roots or garden and vegetable plants.  These items should be composted.

Fall Leaf Collection Notice (pdf)

Leaf Pickup Schedule by Street 2020 (pdf)

Fall Cleanup & Bulk Item Drop-Off

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020–7:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
AT THE BOROUGH SHED, 118 Borough Street, off of North Tenth Street

PROOF OF BOROUGH RESIDENCY REQUIRED Minimum charge: $10.00 per pickup loadPLUS the following special material prices: Car tires $7 each Car tires still on the rim $9 each Truck tires $10 - $18 each Truck tires still on the rim $12 - $20 each Sofas & mattresses $12 each Batteries $3 each Demolition debris (including but not limited to lumber, sheetrock, landscape ties, fencing material) $20 per cubic yard Example: Pickup load of yard debris, 1 mattress & 1 battery = $25 NO ROOFING OR CONTRACTOR DEBRIS WILL BE ACCEPTED. All refrigerators, air conditioners, etc., must have a sticker showing that the refrigerants have been removed. See your local appliance dealer for details.

FALL CLEANUP &  BULK ITEM DROP-OFF

AT THE BOROUGH SHED, 118 Borough Street, off of North Tenth Street

PROOF OF BOROUGH RESIDENCY REQUIRED

Minimum charge:  $10.00 per pickup load   PLUS  the following special material prices:

  Car tires $7 each
  Car tires still on the rim $9 each
  Truck tires $10 - $18 each
  Truck tires still on the rim $12 - $20 each
  Sofas & mattresses $12
  Batteries $3 each
  Demolition debris (including but not limted to lumber,
sheetrock, landscae ties, fencing material)
$20 per cubic yard
 

Example:  Pickup load of yard debris, 1 mattress & 1 battery = $25

NO ROOFING OR CONTRACTOR DEBRIS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

All refrigerators, air conditioners, etc., must have a sticker showing that the refrigerants have been removed. See your local appliance dealer for details.

Fall Clean Up Information 2020 (pdf)
 

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Borough performs curbside pickup of Christmas trees. Public Works crews go through the entire Borough three times each week for a four-week time span. Residents should place trees out on the curb early in the morning during this time period. The precise pickup dates are posted below each December.

Curbside Christmas Tree pickup begins on January 2021 and continues on Mondays, and Fridays until the end of January.