Public Works

Department of Public Works
The Ambridge Public Works Department is responsible for snow and ice removal, storm sewer maintenance, sign rehabilitation, traffic markings, upkeep of public buildings, facilities, parks and street maintenance within the Borough.  Our Public Works activities are cared for by a staff of three full-time employees and three part-time employees.  The Public Works Department works very hard year-round to make certain that the physical comforts of the Borough’s residents are met.


As a contracted subdivision of the public works department, trash collection and recycling is a provided Borough service. Trash and recycling pick-up is provided each Monday with the following exceptions: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.  During these weeks, pick-up will be postponed one day.

Street-sweeping is conducted April through end of September and into the first week of October  on posted streets.
A special collection to recycle Christmas Trees is provided at no charge from Christmas through the first week of February of each year.
To report a complaint about a pothole or call our attention to a matter in the community; please contact the Ambridge Borough Office at 724-266-4070.





Street Sweeping 2024

2024  Street Sweeping will begin on Monday, April 8, 2024  Sweeping will take place Monday through Friday, every other week.  Please be sure to check the signs on your block to see which day the sweeping will take place on your street.
 PLEASE NOTE: Merchant Street is swept every day on street sweeping weeks!

No second notice is sent and it’s a $25.00 fine if paid within 15 days. After 15 days the fine increases to $30.00 and will be sent to the Magistrate’s for collection after 30 days after ticket is written.  (which will add approx.  $50.00 in court costs)


Be Green – Recycle your YARD WASTE too.  We collect and recycle leaves, brush, twigs, branches and weeds.  Bundle it or bag it and the Borough Public Works Department will pick it up and recycle it.  We have a wood chipper for those branches you need gone.  Call the Borough Office and schedule a pick up today.  We pick up year round – weather permitting.  See the printable flyer for more information. 


Weekly Sweeping Schedule According to Street.
Please double check all the signs on your street.  This is only a reference guide.  We have followed this schedule since 2016 – has not changed.

We sweep rain or shine from the first full week in April until  the end of the first full week in October.

The Borough Administration Office is only responsible for taking payments on your tickets.  Tickets must be paid within 30 days to avoid further fees and/or court costs.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Living in Ambridge during winter/snow months

Dear Residents of Ambridge:

During these last few weeks of nice weather – we have to think about snow and ice.  We here at the Borough ask that you are more considerate when parking your vehicles so that our Public Works trucks can make the passes throughout our streets without incident.

  1. Please park as close to the curb as you can.
  2. Please turn your wheels straight or towards the curb.
  3. Please do not leave either your front end or back end of your vehicle sticking out into the street when parked.
  4. Please pay attention to the “No Parking This Side” signs.  Vehicles parked on the sides that are marked not parking will get a citation and possibly towed.
  5. Please do not park on yellow lines or close to corners.

We realize parking here in the Borough is at a premium, however, if we all follow these simple (but important) rules, we can get through the rest of this winter safely.

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