Sunday, February 23, 2020

Brentwood Borough has received more positive news about a grant application! The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has approved the municipality's request for funding that will offset 90% of the cost of acqusition of a new wood chipper. This Borough presently operates a device that, because it is in excess of 50 years old, features an inefficient engine and lacks safety features to protect employees from injury. In addition to allowing for the retirement of existing equipment, the grant will also allow for the procurement of new collection receptacles that will make it easier for residents to more sustainable dispose of yard waste. New dumpsters will be placed at the Public Works Building to serve as a year-round repository for unwanted branches and leaves. Additionally, the Borough is pleased to announce that this machinery will facilitate the commencement of a new curbside chipping service that will be offered at no cost on a quarterly basis.