Public Works Department

Paul Twale

Public Works Supervisor

412-751-2880 Ext. 1029

The Elizabeth Township Public Works Department has 11 full-time employees.


The Public Works Department maintains the Township’s approximately 100 miles of roads and is responsible for road construction and maintenance, storm sewer work, street signs, mowing, winter snow and ice removal, fall brush cleanup, recreational facilities and maintenance for the township owned vehicles and facilities. 


The Elizabeth Township Public Works Department will begin live Christmas Tree Pick-Up, by request, on Monday January 10th, 2022. Only live Christmas Trees will be accepted.


Trees must be placed curbside and be easily accessible and visible to our public works crew. Trees must not have any lights, ornaments, etc., and must not be bagged.


If you would like our Public Works Department to pick up your live Christmas Tree, please fill out the "2022 Christmas Tree Pick-Up Request Form".


Be sure to include the address of pick up! Your request will be sent to the Public Works Foreman who will send crews to pick it up as soon as they are able. Please be patient as we are expecting a large volume of pick up requests; our crews WILL get to you as soon as they can.


Thank you!


Mailboxes and Snow Removal

Each year the Township schedules a preliminary run of Snow Routes to identify obstacles and areas of concern for our truck operators. This allows our truck operators to identify mailboxes that stand in the way of the snow plow. Postcards are mailed annually to residents to alert them to the potential problem.

Mailbox Damage

Elizabeth Township repairs or replaces only a mailbox and/or post that is actually struck by the snow plow blade. Usually a paint mark or truck tire tracks supply evidence of a mailbox strike.


Elizabeth Township does not repair or replace mailboxes and/or posts that fall from the force of the plowed snow.


Mailboxes and supporting posts must be installed to withstand the rigors of snow removal, including the force of the snow pushed from the street onto the roadside.


Contact Elizabeth Township Road Department to report a plow damaged mailbox, and a representative will investigate.