Public Works Department
The City of Harrington Public Works Department is under the supervision of Alan Moore. The department is responsible for repairing water leaks, water and sewer issues (including locating and inspecting water/sewer lines), fire hydrant testing and repair, animal control, drainage issues, facility maintenance of City buildings, road repairs to include black top and temporary patching, snow removal, sign replacement and repair, weed control on curb lines, and alley repairs.
Yard Waste Disposal
As of January 1, 2011, yard waste is banned from being disposed of in Delaware landfills. Please do not mix grass, leaves, tree limbs, shrubs, or garden material with regular household garbage. Residents of the City of Harrington may bring yard waste to the Public Works yard at 102 Franklin Street (by the water tower) for disposal every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm*. Proof of residency is required.
*Yard waste disposal hours are extended for the summer are on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule
Fire hydrants are flushed on the 3rd Monday and Tuesday of the month when the weather is suitable and above freezing. During this process, water customers may experience low water pressure and rust in the water. If you have rust in your water, let the water run until it becomes clear again. Hydrants will be flushed for a minimum of ten minutes each.
As of July 1, 2007 new fees were adopted by Council. Bulk rates were increased. The fee for pick-up is now $160.00 and the drop off fee is $80.00 for a regular size truck load. This fee must be pre-paid at the City Hall office at 106 Dorman Street. Public Works will then be notified of the bulk pick-up or drop-off. An employee must be present at the public works building on Franklin Street in order to allow the drop-off.