Thursday, December 02, 2021

Services

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

Leaf Collection Services Keeps Yards Neat, Infrastructure Clear

In Western Pennsylvania, late October and early November brings colorful changes to our landscape, as trees transition from verdant shades of green to vivid yellows, oranges, and reds. However, as the calendar moves all too rapidly toward winter, brisk rains and swirling winds will cause this foliage to drop onto our yards and roadways. Fallen leaves not only mean slippery sidewalks and driveways; they can also cause major headaches for both municipalities and residents if they are allowed to obstruct stormwater infrastructure. For three consecutive weeks beginning November 14th and ending November 28th, trash vendor Waste Management will offer curbside leaf collection. Property owners are asked to rake leaves on a weekly basis and place in brown biodegradable bags. Please do not store leaves, whether bagged or otherwise, near any inlets, catch basins, manholes, or other storm sewer structures.