“Did You Know” tip:

Fall Foliage Fouls Stormwater Runoff

The beautiful vivid colors of Fall leaves are one of Western PA’s most prized assets. However, they can also become a nuisance as they migrate into the storm sewers. Once in the storm sewers, the leaf debris that carries fertilizers and pesticides, along with other yard waste, will outfall into our waterways without any water quality treatment. This pollution promotes the growth of algae blooms that degrade water quality, harming the river ecosystems and aquatic life. Leave can also clog culverts, storm drains and pipes, increasing the risk of flooding during heavy rains.

Mitigation strategies:  Take advantage of Ben Avon leaf collection through November; Use a private refuse hauler; Consider using leaves as mulch or composting. Many strategies can be found online with a simple search.

If you see leaves or other debris collecting in or around the storm drains, please do us a favor and rake them away and dispose of them so as not to contaminate or further constrict our waterways.

Thank you

Ben Avon Leaf Collection – In Progress

Ben Avon leaf collection is now in progress through the last week of November.  When raking leaves to the curb, be sure there are NO twigs, branches, mulched material, grass or other debris that can get caught in the machine.

Ohio River Blvd. leaf collection will occur the first week of December.

Once a street has been collected for the last time at the end of November, please do not place any additional leaves at the curbside. You will be responsible for bagging and disposal during regular Wednesday Waste Management collection.

Anyone with questions can contact Dale Regrut, Public Works Foreman, at 412-761-5311.

Welcome!

Ben Avon is located along the Ohio River six miles northwest of Downtown Pittsburgh. It is a vibrant community, built in the past and restored for the future. We invite you to visit our vibrant community; learn about our history; and discover for yourself why Ben Avon is such a great place to live and raise a family.

Ben Avon is pleased to be served by the Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Department, the Ohio Township Police Department, NorthWest EMS and our own wonderful and dedicated staff. Seven council members and our mayor comprise our locally elected officials. We are one of the five communities served by the Avonworth School District.

Dial 9-1-1 when you need emergency assistance from the police, fire department, or rescue team.

For non-emergency calls, contact

  • Ohio Township Police: (412) 259-8304
  • Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Company: 412-761-7566
  • Northwest EMS: (412) 331-2600

Ben Avon’s Borough Office is located at:

7101 Church Avenue
Ben Avon, PA 15202
Phone: 412-766-7704
Fax: 412-766-7311
benavon@benavon.com

Terrie Patsch is Ben Avon’s Borough Secretary

Office Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Public Works Department

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dale Regrut, Public Works Foreman
250 Spruce Street
Ben Avon, PA  15202
Phone 412-761-5311
benavonpw@benavon.com

Upcoming Events

November 22, 2018
November 24, 2018
  • Last weekend for curbside leaf collection in Ben Avon

    November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018  

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  • ACLA Bookmobile Stop

    November 24, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    The ACLA Bookmobile Center provides library service to unserved or underserved residents of Allegheny County where bookmobiles are the most appropriate service.

    Our goal is to:

    • Provide library materials and services to those that cannot take advantage of a library building.
    • Ensure that all library patrons have access to the resources and types and levels of service outlined in the service guidelines of the Allegheny County Library Association.
    • Offer people, isolated by distance, poverty, or lack of transport or education and individuals who cannot reach the library due to youth or old age, the same access to resources provided by public money.

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  • Deck the Borough Halls - Light Display

    November 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    7101 Church Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202, USA

    Join neighbors to welcome the season of light this Saturday, November 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m in front of the Ben Avon Borough Building, 7101 Church Ave.
    There will be Carriage Rides - graciously sponsored by Shamot Construction, light crafts, music, snacks and Santa!

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November 25, 2018
  • Last weekend for curbside leaf collection in Ben Avon

    November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018  

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November 28, 2018
  • Recycling Pickup

    November 28, 2018

    Waste Management, https://www.wm.com/us/residential

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  • Trash Pickup

    November 28, 2018
    Ben Avon

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December 4, 2018
  • Ben Avon Council Working Session

    December 4, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ben Avon, PA, USA

    Non-voting public working session

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December 5, 2018
December 8, 2018
  • ACLA Bookmobile Stop

    December 8, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    The ACLA Bookmobile Center provides library service to unserved or underserved residents of Allegheny County where bookmobiles are the most appropriate service.

    Our goal is to:

    • Provide library materials and services to those that cannot take advantage of a library building.
    • Ensure that all library patrons have access to the resources and types and levels of service outlined in the service guidelines of the Allegheny County Library Association.
    • Offer people, isolated by distance, poverty, or lack of transport or education and individuals who cannot reach the library due to youth or old age, the same access to resources provided by public money.

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December 11, 2018
  • Borough Council Meeting

    December 11, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    7101 Church Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202, USA

    The council of the Borough of Ben Avon shall meet at 7:00 p.m. local prevailing time at the Ben Avon Borough Municipal Building, 7101 Church Avenue, Ben Avon, PA 15202 on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of September, November and December during the calendar year 2018. The September, November and December meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month.

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December 12, 2018
  • Recycling Pickup

    December 12, 2018

    Waste Management, https://www.wm.com/us/residential

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  • Trash Pickup

    December 12, 2018
    Ben Avon

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December 15, 2018
  • Santa in the Borough

    December 15, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Ben Avon, PA, USA

    Santa will be visiting Ben Avon Borough with the help of the Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Department. Stay tuned while Santa rides around the streets of Ben Avon wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

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