Keep Your Cat Indoors

Outdoor Cat Pictures | Download Free Images on UnsplashDomestic cats can make wonderful pets. But cats that roam outdoors, can have serious consequences. Recent estimates name cats as the number one unnatural killer of birds in the U.S.  Outdoors, cats are a non-native and invasive species that threaten birds and other wildlife, disrupt ecosystems, and spread diseases.

Cat owners can help to protect birds and other property by keeping their pet cats indoors. This practice is also beneficial to cats themselves. Studies have proven that indoor cats are healthier, safer, and live longer than their outdoor counterparts.  Check out the American Bird Conservancy to find out how to keep your furry feline friend safe.

QVCOG Glass Recycling is Now in 2 Locations

The QVCOG is proud to announce a second glass recycling station for our fifteen-member communities. Beginning Saturday, May 28th those interested may drop off the acceptable glass at the second location in Avalon Borough. The two locations are:

  • Sewickley Borough’s Riverfront Park (300 Chadwick St, Sewickley, PA 15143) free of charge.
  • Avalon Borough, 629 New Brighton Road, 15202.

The Rules and Regulations for the program are:

  • The dumpster hauling and glass recycling service will be provided by Michael Brothers Hauling & CAP Glass;
  • ​Hours of operations will be from Dawn to Dusk each day;
  • Glass containers must be rinsed of any perishable debris prior to being recycled;
  • ​Adhesive labels and container lids do not need to be removed from glass prior to being recycled; and
  • Glass products such as mirrors, porcelain dishware, and light bulbs WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Welcome!

Ben Avon is located along the Ohio River six miles northwest of Downtown Pittsburgh. It is a vibrant, residential 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 Emsworth Volunteer Fire Company, 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
  • Emsworth Volunteer Fire Company: 412-766-3055
  • Northwest EMS: (412) 331-2600

Ben Avon Borough Office:

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Terrie Patsch
Borough Secretary

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

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

Ben Avon Communications & Newsletter

Upcoming Events

October 1, 2022
  • Ben Avon Bookmobile Stop

    October 1, 2022  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    See more details

October 4, 2022
  • Ben Avon Hybrid Council Working Session

    October 4, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Ben Avon Council Working Sessions take take place on the first Tuesday of the month for Council Committees to meet. Sessions are held at 7:00 PM, either in person - at the Ben Avon Borough Building - or remotely.

    To participate in the the working meeting remotely by computer or phone, please contact the Ben Avon Borough office at (412) 766-7704 or send an email to Benavon@benavon.com for access details.

    You can also contact the Borough Office with any questions or public comments that you would like to have addressed at the meeting.

    See more details

October 5, 2022
  • Trash & Recycling Pickup

    October 5, 2022
    Ben Avon

    Trash and recycling collection for Ben Avon takes place every Wednesday. 

    Items to be recycled include paper, food & beverage cans, plastic bottles, jars & jugs (labeled #1 & #2 plastic), flattened cardboard & paperboard.

    Visit Recycling 101 for more information or Waste Management

    See more details

October 12, 2022
  • Trash & Recycling Pickup

    October 12, 2022
    Ben Avon

    Trash and recycling collection for Ben Avon takes place every Wednesday. 

    Items to be recycled include paper, food & beverage cans, plastic bottles, jars & jugs (labeled #1 & #2 plastic), flattened cardboard & paperboard.

    Visit Recycling 101 for more information or Waste Management

    See more details

October 15, 2022
  • Ben Avon Bookmobile Stop

    October 15, 2022  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    See more details

October 18, 2022
  • Borough Council Meeting

    October 18, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ben Avon Borough Building, 7101 Church Avenue, Ben Avon

    Monthly Borough Council Meeting

    The Ben Avon Council meetings are held both in-person and remotely until further notice. In-person meetings take place at the Ben Avon Borough Building. The meeting agenda may be found at benavon.com 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

    To attend the meeting via computer or phone, or if you are interested in attending but have technical issues, please contact the Ben Avon Borough office at (412) 766-7704 or send an email to Benavon@benavon.com for access details. You can also contact the Borough Office with any questions or public comments that you would like to have addressed at this meeting.

    See more details

October 19, 2022
  • Trash & Recycling Pickup

    October 19, 2022
    Ben Avon

    Trash and recycling collection for Ben Avon takes place every Wednesday. 

    Items to be recycled include paper, food & beverage cans, plastic bottles, jars & jugs (labeled #1 & #2 plastic), flattened cardboard & paperboard.

    Visit Recycling 101 for more information or Waste Management

    See more details

October 24, 2022
  • Tri-Boro Joint Planning Commission Mtg

    October 24, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Borough of Avalon, 640 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202, USA

    The Joint Planning Commission is a panel of representatives from Avalon,Bellevue and Ben-Avon that was established to develop the Tri-Borough Joint Zoning Ordinance. The Commission typically meets monthly, the last Monday of each month, 7:00 pm in the Avalon Borough Council Chambers, 640 California Avenue; however, they are meeting remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For any questions or for information on attending a meeting,  email  triboroughsjpc@gmail.com.

    The Joint Planning Commission meets remotely at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of the month.  

    See more details

October 26, 2022
  • Trash & Recycling Pickup

    October 26, 2022
    Ben Avon

    Trash and recycling collection for Ben Avon takes place every Wednesday. 

    Items to be recycled include paper, food & beverage cans, plastic bottles, jars & jugs (labeled #1 & #2 plastic), flattened cardboard & paperboard.

    Visit Recycling 101 for more information or Waste Management

    See more details

October 29, 2022
  • Ben Avon Bookmobile Stop

    October 29, 2022  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    See more details

  • Ben Avon Halloween Parade

    October 29, 2022  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Dickson Avenue & Church Avenue, Dickson Ave & Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    The annual Ben Avon Halloween Parade will be held Saturday, October 29 at 12:00 Noon, commencing at Dickson and Church Avenues,continuing on Church Ave to the lawn of the Community Presbyterian Churchwhere the Borough Council will provide treats for participating children.

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October 31, 2022