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Maintain your Security System - Many residents in Bradford Woods have purchased security systems otherwise known as burglar alarms in order to secure their property. What residents do not realize is that if these systems fail and create false alarms in which the police must investigate, they can be charged a false alarm fee. This fee is $50 for the first false alarm and escalates for each subsequent false alarm. A multiple failure can result in a cost to the homeowner of as much as $275!. The ordinance permits our Fire Company to make the same charges although the Fire Company has never done so.
Neither the police nor the fire company want to make these charges. The first false alarm charge can be avoided with the purchase of a maintenance agreement and an annual check of the system to prevent further failures. Please keep these facts in mind when you have these systems installed. Roy Wiegand - Borough Council Public Safety Liaison
SEE RECYCLEBANK INFORMATION BELOW
Recycling - The Borough is an environmental conscience community. We are not mandated to recycle but salute those residents making these efforts. To prepare your recyclable materials on a weekly basis please follow the these directions: place your recyclables in a separate container and leave at curbside the day of collection: Glass: all colors, plastic milk, water, juice and soda bottles; aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans and foot containers; tin-food cans; garbage/refuse preparation 1) carpet must be cut into 4 ft. lengths and bundled. 2) building materials/car parts are not accepted with regular trash pickup. 3) freon needs to be removed-proof of removal be attached. 4) paint must be dried (lids off). 5) cans/trash bags should not exceed 60 lbs. 6) no tires. Newspapers: all newspapers, magazines are to be placed in brown paper bags or bundled and placed in recycling container. Cardboard is to be cut up to fit inside of recycling container.
For information on drop off locations for varying materials please go online to www.earth911.org. Just type in the item you wish to recycle and you will be given a selection of site.
NOTE: There are now several locations in the area where residents can take their unwanted televisions, computer monitors, laptops and CPU towers to be recycled for free. They are: Free Electronic Recycling Center located at 11490 Perry Highway, Wexford (behind Hub Cap City) more information at www.ecylingrecycling.com), ATM Laser (4118 Campbell's Run Road, Pgh 412-279-7977) and the Computer Cafe (12300 Perry Hwy, Suite 110, Wexford 724-776-5860) Allegheny County residents can still call the Appliance Warehouse to schedule a free curb-side pickup of unwanted refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers and dehumidifiers. The phone number is 1-888-463-7366.
For more information including a detailed list of acceptable and unacceptable items please visit PRC's Zero Waste Pittsburgh website at: http://www.zerowastepgh.org or contact Michael Stepaniak of PRC at 412-488-7452.
(Note: BEGINNING JANUARY 24, 2013 YOU CANNOT PUT ANY KIND OF ELECTRONICS IN THE REFUSE PICKUP)
Waste Management - is now offering a "Home Pickup Program" for household hazardous waste. To participate you must contact the call center (1-800-449-7587) to set up a collection appointment. The call center operators will guide you through the steps toward a safe and successful collection. You will be asked several questions, including your address and the type of materials available for collection. You will be provided a convenient collection date and information about where to place the HHW kit for collection. A kit will be sent to your home in plenty of time for you to gather and pack your materials. Some items that will be acceptable are: (these items must be placed into the container provided) garden chemicals, thermometers, solvent, batteries, oil-base & latex paint, metal polish, aerosols, pool chemicals, cleaners, adhesives, antifreeze, used motor oil, sharps (needles, lancets), gasoline. Items which may be placed outside the container are: auto batteries (up to 4); fluorescent bulbs (up to 5) televisions (1 each); computer monitors (1 each); consumer electronics with circuit boards.
The call center (1-800-449-7587) operators are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also email the call center: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recyclebank - Waste Management and Recyclebank share a deep commitment to advancing waste diversion, increasing recycling, and helping to create a more sustainable future. The alliance brings together Waste Management's large national curbside collection and incentive platform.
North Hills Community Outreach and Christ Lutheran Church are partnering to offer minor repairs for free this summer to qualified low-income seniors or people with disabilities in Northern Allegheny County. The repair projects will be completed by supervised groups of youth from June 23 to June 28, 2013. Interested applicants should call 412-307-0069.
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