Ohio River Blvd. Leaves to be Collected Wednesday, December 5

Leaf collection along Ohio River Blvd in Ben Avon will take place on Wednesday, December 5th.  This will be the final leaf pick up in Ben Avon.  If there are any leaves remaining on any of the streets they will need to be manually collected and disposed of with the weekly trash collection on Wednesdays or composted if you have access. There will be no more leaf collection as our Public Works department needs to turn over the trucks for winter snow removal.

As you are aware, it has been a very wet and difficult collection season.  Ben Avon Borough thanks you for your patience and understanding. Anyone with questions can contact Dale Regrut, Public Works Foreman, at 412-761-5311.

“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 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

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

Upcoming Events

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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December 19, 2018
December 25, 2018
December 26, 2018
  • Recycling Pickup

    December 26, 2018

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

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  • Trash Pickup

    December 26, 2018
    Ben Avon

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January 1, 2019
January 2, 2019
January 5, 2019
  • ACLA Bookmobile Stop in Ben Avon

    January 5, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    The Bookmobile is a library on wheels! Use your library card to check out items OR if you don’t have a card, sign up for one (can be used at any library in Allegheny County). You can browse our onboard collection or order items from any library in the county and pick them up at your Bookmobile stop!

    We offer: Books for Adults, Children and Teens; e-Books for your Kindle, Nook, iPad and other devices;
    DVDS, music, audio books; and more!

    The Bookmobile stops in Ben Avon on Church Avenue (in front of Anchor and Anvil) every other Saturday from 11 a.m.—noon.

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January 9, 2019