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The Department of Public Works consists of various divisions dealing with public works in the City of Youngstown.

You can click on any of the departments listed here to go directly to their page on this site. The Public Works Divisions are as follows:

Deputy Director of Public Works

Charles T. Shasho was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Public Works on January 13, 2008. He has been employed with the City of Youngstown since 2000.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact regarding Engineering Records and Sewer Location Information?

Contact Engineering at 330.742.8806 for more information on records and sewer locations.

Street light is out - who should I contact?

To report a street light outage, please call FirstEnergy at 1.800.633.4766 or click here to submit a report online on the company's website.

What are the regulations regarding trash/garbage pickup?

The City of Youngstown Administration, in order to provide the citizens a more efficient and more economical service, has adopted a weekly schedule of combined garbage and rubbish pick-up, at the curb or edge of roadway.


The owner or occupier of any given lot shall place all refuse receptacles along the curb in front of such lot prior to 2:00 A.M. Every person maintaining a receptacle for trash or garbage shall be required to keep such receptacles in the rear of his residence, except for a period of twelve hours prior to collection and twenty-four hours subsequent to collection.


Approved receptacles shall be galvanized iron, plastic or of a non-rusting material of substantial construction, with tight-fitting covers and adequate handles as to be easily handled by one person, and in any case to have a capacity not in excess of 35 gallons and not less than 20 gallons. The mouth of the container shall have a diameter greater than or equal to that of the base. Receptacles shall be covered at all times and maintained in a sanitary and safe condition. Receptacles and its contents shall not exceed fifty pounds in total weight.

Plastic bags not less than a 20-gallon and not exceeding a 30-gallon capacity with a minimum thickness of 3 mils will be permitted, provided they do not contain any sharp objects. Total weight of a bag and its contents shall not exceed thirty-five (35) pounds.


Heavy oil drums, chemical drums, cardboard drums, plastic drums, paper bags, cardboard boxes, baskets, toters, carts, and the like, are not legal containers and will not be emptied by the collection crew. Recycle bins will NOT be emptied by garbage pick-up contractor.


  • “SOLID WASTE REFUSE” shall mean garbage and rubbish placed and stored together in a standard refuse container as required by this ordinance.
  • “GARBAGE” shall mean all protrusible animal or vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food in any private dwelling house.
  • “RUBBISH” shall mean all cardboard, plastic, metal or glass food containers, wastepaper, rags, sweepings, small pieces of wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, and similar waste materials that ordinarily accumulate around a home.


  • All garbage must be drained and wrapped in paper before being placed in refuse container.
  • Mattresses must be wrapped in plastic.
  • Cartons and boxes must be broken apart, laid flat and tied in bundles.
  • Grass, leaves, rags and other “soft” items must be in plastic bags and tied. Plastic bag size shall be no more than 30 gallon capacity, normally used as garbage can liner.
  • Shrubbery, trimmings, tree branches must be bundled and tied to facilitate loading by the collection crews. Maximum length of such bundles shall be 4 feet. Maximum weight 40 lbs.
  • Carpeting must be cut into strips four feet in length, rolled, and tied or taped to facilitate loading.
  • Appliances containing Freon such as, but not limited to, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc., cannot be put to the curb for collection until they are tagged by a certified refrigeration company.


  • Any refuse containing parasitic insects or pests that is not contained.
  • Construction and demolition waste, such as earth, stones, bricks, plaster, concrete, siding, lumber, paint, shingles, and other like items.
  • Auto parts, tires, batteries.
  • Human or animal excrement.
  • Hazardous refuse such as poisons, acids, caustics, explosives, soiled dressings, drugs, radioactive materials and like substances.

NO REFUSE will be collected from commercial establishments.

When can I put out my trash?

Per City of Youngstown Ordinance 979.02(b), the owner or occupier of any given lot shall place all refuse receptacles along the curb in front of such lot no more than twelve hours prior to collection, and said receptacles must be removed from curbside by owner or occupier within twenty-four hours after they are emptied by the collection forces.

Who do I call about a dangerous pot hole?

You should contact the Street Department @ 330.744.3179.

Who do I call about a dead animal?

Call 330.742.8800, Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:00.

If the animal is blocking the roadway and it is after business hours shown above, please call 911.

Who do I contact about a stray animal?

You should contact the Mahoning County Dog Warden at 330.740.2205. Their office is located at 589 Industrial Road, Youngstown OH 44509, FAX 330.740.2499 or email them at

Who should I call if my trash wasn't picked up as scheduled.

Contact the Public Works Department at 330.742.8800 during working hours of 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Monday thru Friday.

Who should I contact about flooding/infrastructure issues?

Contact Chuck Shasho at 330.742.8800 or email him at with your questions or concerns.


Mahoning County GREEN TEAM

The Green Team (The Recycling Division of Mahoning County) is responsible for administering recycling and litter control efforts in Mahoning County.

Ohio Department of Transportation

Their mission is to provide a world-class transportation system that links Ohio to a global economy while preserving our state’s unique character and enhancing the quality of life.

Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

2005 Edition adopted by the Director of Transportation


Contact Information

5th Floor, City Hall
26 South Phelps Street
Youngstown , OH 44503
Office Phone:330.742.8800
Hours:Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Name Title/Phone/E-mail
Kedar Bhide Construction Engineer
Robyn Crosby Clerk
Cindy Francisco Engineering Aide
Sanitation Information Department of Public Works
Chuck Shasho Deputy Director of Public Works
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