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

Brush Pick-up to begin on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

As a service to our residents Borough Council has added a spring Brush Pickup on April 9th. This is a great opportunity to get your yards cleaned up after the long winter.  Bagged leaves along with tree trimmings and other yard waste should be curb side before 7:00 AM that morning. Please remember that we cannot pick up grass clippings, flower trimmings, or branches larger than 3” in diameter or 6’ in length. If you have questions please feel free to call the Borough office. 


2019 Spring Clean-up
3 DAYS ONLY !!!  -  April 22, 23 & 24, 2019

NO collections in alleys. ALL items must be boxed, bagged or placed in
containers and may not weigh more than 50 POUNDS. Paint and roof cement
cans or similar items will only be accepted if they contain NO LIQUIDS (all lids
must be loose).
batteries, grass clippings, chemicals, spoiled foodstuff, garbage, flammable
materials, metal/plastic barrels, burn barrels, mattresses, motor oil, tires,
plaster, blocks and bricks. The Covered Device Recycling Act also prohibits
the disposal of computers, mice, televisions, laptops, printers, notebooks,
computer monitors, keyboards and any other device that provides input or
output from the computer.
refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners or ANY item that may contain
FREON. The Borough reserves the right to REJECT any and all of these items.
The property owner will then be responsible for their immediate disposal. The
Borough reserves the right to NOT collect any excessive amounts from any one
property, (excessive is more than one pickup load). This is a benefit to all
Borough Residents. Please adhere to the rules listed above so that the Borough
may continue to offer this valuable service in the future.

New Documentary about Nurse Helen Fairchild

2019 LST Tax Forms

2019 Meeting Schedule

2019 Budget

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.

Borough Code


Residents now have access to Watsontown Borough Ordinances !!!

Click on the link below for full access.


Meeting Procedures

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

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