A Great Place to Live, Work and Play
The Borough of Orwigsburg is small town America. One of our major strengths as a community is our small-town charm in a fast-paced environment. With only 3106 residents, many families have known each other for generations. The local economy is strong, and local crime is low. Infrastructure is maintained and operational with a proximity of a roads network to PA Route 61, Interstate 78 and Interstate 81.
Orwigsburg is a great Pennsylvania community. It has a strong and dedicated work force, the residents are caring and supportive of each other, and it seems that even Father Time moves at a more relaxed pace.
Everyone is a pedestrian, and for many residents, walking is their primary or only mode of travel. Icy and snow-packed sidewalks are dangerous and may force people to walk into streets. Keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice is important so that our community remains safe – especially children, the elderly, and disabled. We urge residents to assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing snow from their properties.
Trash & Recycling Issues
The hauler is having problems keeping trucks out on the road due to lack of drivers. County Waste covers a large number of municipalities in Schuylkill County, and all are experiencing the same issues.
We continue to call, and work closely with their dispatchers, to ensure trash and recycling is picked up.
And, on top of all this, they have become more strict on the cleanliness of the recycling. All recycling needs to be washed and rinsed of all food debris, and only the allowed items are to be placed into recycling. No bags, no aluminum foil, etc. or they pass it by.
The days are remaining the same for pick-up, and it is expected that the cans will have to sit out until it is finally picked-up.