Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Services

Grant Award Permits Municipality to Provide New Service to Residents

Due to the generous support of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Borough has been able to retire its antiquated, inefficient wood chipper and to replace this device with a new model. In addition to increasing Brentwood's capacity to maintain its park and other public lands, this acquisition will also allow the municipality to better serve its residents. The Borough is pleased to now supplement its fall leaf removal service from Waste Management with curbside yard waste collection events. Residents will be able to place branches and brush at the curb, and members of the Department of Public Works will transform these unwanted materials into mulch. The events are currently scheduled to take place on a quarterly basis, but the frequency may increase in accordance with demand. This service will be available to all residents that receive residential trash service through the Borough contractor. Appointments for participation can be made by contacting Denise Assenti at 412-884-1500 x115 or via email at dassenti @ brentwoodboro.com. It is anticipated that the next collection date will be set for late November.

Household Hazardous Waste Program Formally Commences

 

In order to protect our natural environment from harmful materials, regulations for the collection of refuse have been significantly tightened in recent decades. While these actions are vital from a public health perspective, they also make the disposal of certain common household goods difficult. Although several area nonprofit organizations work admirably to fill this service gap by offering periodic hard-to-recycle collection events, Brentwood recognizes that requiring residents to gather unwanted goods in a basement or garage and then to haul these items to an outlying municipality poses an inconvenience. The Borough additionally acknowledges that a lack of a local disposal option unfortunately encourages some individuals to discard these materials illegally. Beginning August 1st, a curbside solution is arriving in our community. Brentwood has contracted with Waste Management to offer a household hazardous waste collection program to residential customers. This initiative allows for the no cost disposal of automotive products, household chemicals, lawn & garden chemicals, pool chemicals, paint products, and electronics. Note that residents remain prohibited from placing these items at the curb on their regular refuse collection day. Rather, customers will contact Waste Management directly at 800-449-7587 or via www.wmatyourdoor.com to schedule an appointment. For more information, please view the attached flyer

Refuse Vendor Resumes Normal Operations

Effective May 4th, Waste Management has eliminated the majority of the restrictions that it implemented in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Residents are now once again permitted to dispose of properly bagged yard waste and one bulk item per week. The company will additionally remove oversized recyclables, such as cardboard boxes, if placed next to the designated bin. To protect employees from exposure to potentially contaminated kitchen waste and healthcare supplies, please continue to tightly seal your trash bags and to utilize cans to the greatest extent possible.