The Borough of West Chester has changed its yard waste program. These changes went into effect Jan. 1, 2013.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
West Chester Borough will change its yard waste program beginning Jan. 1, 2013.
The following is a press release from the Borough of West Chester. Effective January 1, 2013 the Borough will no longer offer curbside tree limb chipping. Instead, there will be a new yard waste program, for Borough residents only. Curbside Collection The Borough will provide Friday curbside collection of yard waste and branches once per month: • First Friday: Northwest Quadrant • Second Friday: Northeast Quadrant • Third Friday: Southwest Quadrant • Fourth Friday: Southeast quadrant Curbside collection will include bundled branches and yard waste only. Branches and yard waste must be tied with biodegradable twine (cotton or hemp) into manageable bundles no longer than 4 feet. Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable also. NO PLASTIC BAGS. …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The borough will limit yard waste drop-offs at the public works building to once a month.
The West Chester Borough Council voted to change the yard waste program on Wednesday, limiting drop-off at the public works building to once a month as well as curbside pickup. “This is not going to work,” said borough council member Chuck Christy. “We’re just going to have piles of waste sitting in the alleys rotting. Vermin are going to start living in it. We’re going to have all kinds of raccoons and foxes.” The borough’s Public Works Department had asked borough council to scale back the yard waste drop-off program because they felt it was being abused. Currently, the public works drop-off site is open everyday, and it’s hard to enforce. Borough council member John Manion also argued that it also comes down to cost. “There are only …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
West Chester Borough Council will discuss changing the current yard waste collection program.
West Chester Borough Council will discuss changing the borough's yard waste collection program on Tuesday night. The proposed changes would provide a drop-off site at the public works building on one Saturday a month. Currently, borough residents can drop off yard waste at the public works building at anytime. The new programs aims to curb unlawful dumping by non-residents. Under the new plan, curbside pickup would still occur. Council will discuss and hold a preliminary vote on Tuesday evening. A formal vote on the issue will happen Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The West Chester Borough's Public Works Committee listens to proposed changes to the borough's yard waste collection services.
Bob Wilpizeski, the West Chester Public Works Director, asked the borough’s Public Works Committee Monday if something could be done to change the current limb and yard waste collection services. “This one aspect of public works is taking away from our other functions,” Wilpizeski said. “What was originally meant to serve a small area has turned into a regional dumpsite.” Currently, borough residents can take their yard waste and limbs to the borough’s public works building where the department will dispose of that waste. However, Wilpizeski says that the program has grown out of hand. “We can’t even park our cars in the parking lot on Mondays,” Wilpizeski said. “The lot is too full with yard waste. Workers have to spend time picking …