Watsontown Borough

Northumberland County Pennsylvania

Welcome to Watsontown

Watsontown is a borough of about 2,255 residents located in Northumberland County, in central Pennsylvania. Situated along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the primary transportation route in the 1700's & 1800's, Watsontown grew as a transportation hub that spurred settlement & building of mills & businesses.  Today, Watsontown has historic homes, manufacturing enterprises & access to recreation along the Susquehanna River & forests of central Pennsylvania.

Watsontown Borough

Physical address:  318 Main Street

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 273

Watsontown, PA 17777


Borough Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 7 am to 5 pm

Friday 7 am to 4 pm

News & Announcements

***Upcoming Meetings***

Watsontown Council Meeting

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. 

Watsontown Borough Committee Workshop

November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

These meetings are held in Council Chambers.


Leaf Pick-up

·         Yard Waste Collection. and Leaf Collection

1.   The Borough employees collect loose leaves (not in containers) in the fall from MID October through the day before Thanksgiving. This is dependent on the weather since we also use this truck to salt and plow snow, and we have to take the leaf box off to do this. Once taken off it will not be put back on until the following season.  Place leaf piles at the curbside during this period. After this period all leaves are to be in BIODEGRADABLE paper leaf bags (available in most stores). NO PLASTIC BAGS.

2.   Borough crews collect loose leaves along a preplanned route and normally will only travel that route once per day. If the entire route is not covered in one day, the crew will pick up where they left off   before starting at the beginning, except that because of the amount of traffic, the crew will normally always try to start by picking the leaves off of Main Street. Unfavorable weather conditions or unexpected equipment failures may affect the collection schedule and as such, will alter the collection schedule as needed.

3.    After Thanksgiving, Borough crews will only pick up containerized or bagged leaves by appointment. Please call the Borough Office at 570-538-1000. 


Yard Debris
The Borough refuse contract indicates the use of a maximum 33 gallon garbage can. Just as with household trash, any yard waste MUST be in NO larger than a 32 gallon trash bag. Don't forget to purchase your stickers at the Borough Office.

Planning Commission Meeting

The next Planning Commission Meeting has scheduled for November 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm.


Borough Code


Residents now have access to Watsontown Borough Ordinances !!!

Click on the link below for full access.


2018 Budget

2018 LST Tax Forms

2018 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Procedures

Watsontown Borough
318 Main Street - Watsontown, PA 17777
570.538.1000(v) - 570.538.3353(f)

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