At its May 18th meeting the QVCOG Board of Delegates unanimously approved the establishment of a second glass recycling site that will be open to all residents within member communities. Beginning Saturday, May 28th those who are interested may drop off acceptable glass at 629 New Brighton Road, Avalon, PA 15202 (across from the Public Works facility). The Rules and Regulations for the program can be found below:
By special arrangement, the Char West COG's Sewer Vactor Truck is now available for use by members of our COG. The availability of the unit can be found here. To schedule the Char West COG's Sewer Vactor Truck, please contact their administrative office by phone at 412-279-3333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights of this program can be found below:
- Lower cost than commercial competitors;
- 5-day discount for extended use;
- Trained driver with over 20 years of experience;
- Advance registration allowing for a more coordinated approach for your staff; and
- Same day service for emergencies.
User requirements can be found below:
- Supply Vactor operator with a location to fill the unit with water;
- Supply one municipal employee to work with the Vactor Sewer Truck operator; and
- Provide Vactor operator with proper dump site for debris and/or waste.
Fees for QVCOG member communities:
$875 - COG member (five days or more at a time);
$900 - COG member (four days or fewer);
$495 - Cancellation fee;
$995 - Emergency fee; and
$995 - non-QVCOG member fee.
All interested parties are invited to attend a tour of Waste Management’s (now WM) Greenstar Recycling Facility (4100 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225). The tour will take place on Wednesday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. Please note, the original tour scheduled for May 4th was cancelled due to poor weather. This site visit will provide an in-person visual demonstration of the recycling separation and consolidation process and will serve to highlight proper recycling techniques specific to the curbside recycling program. Those who are interested in attending the tour are asked to rsvp via email (email@example.com).
Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) has announced the 2022 Act 152 Program’s application window will open on March 21, 2022 with applications being accepted until April 29th. Permissible projects through this program include the demolition of any residential, commercial, institutional or industrial structure within Allegheny County that meets 3 of the 9 blighted conditions as defined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As a reminder, member communities may apply through the QVCOG for this program. The QVCOG has ample experience working in partnership with ACED including within their electronic application portal. Additionally, the QVCOG carries many of the insurance requirements mandated by the County. Member communities who apply through the COG (if selected for award) will be subject to the QVCOG’s utilization fee (2% of the total project grant award). Please note that any administrative fees may be covered by the Grant. More information concerning the Act 152 Program can be found here.
Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED), in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), has announced that funding is now available through the Active Allegheny Grant Program (AAGP). The purpose of the AAGP is to provide financial assistance to communities to develop plans and design transportation projects that will, when implemented, provide bicycle and pedestrian connections to important local destinations and transportation systems and increase residents’ opportunities for physical activity. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022. More information concerning this grant opportunity can be found here.
On March 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. bids were received and opened to the public on the PennBid platform for the following projects:
- Dakota Avenue Blight Remediation Project: CD 47-3.11.6
- Bayne Park Retaining Wall Project: CD 47-7.4a
The preliminary bid results for each project can be found below:
On July 23rd the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will be hosting a hard to recycle event at the Quaker Valley High School (625 Beaver St, Leetsdale, PA 15056). The event will take place between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. PRC’s Hard to Recycle Collection events are registration based. Tickets are available per person. Registration is in high demand, so please only register if you are certain you can attend. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration via the Eventbrite link, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may access the registration link here.
At no cost participants may drop off cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens and video game consoles/DVD players.
FOR A FEE, individuals can drop off televisions and computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims). The fee schedule can be found below:
The following materials will not be accepted: Batteries, CFLs and media (VHS, DVDs, Cassette tapes). Please visit GreenDisk.com for media recycling options. For battery and CFL recycling visit Batteries Plus Bulbs for locations close to you.
The QVCOG has launched a Pilot Glass Recycling Program for our fifteen member communities. The site opened on Saturday, March 12th and is located at Sewickley Borough's Riverfront Park (300 Chadwick St, Sewickley, PA 15143). Users are invited to use the site free of charge. The QVCOG anticipates that this Pilot Program will last approximately 3 months to evaluate the viability of the program. This Pilot Program is being funded through the QVCOG's joint recycling fund. At the Pilot Program's conclusion the QVCOG will evaluate the feasibility of establishing a second location (to be determined) as well as a shared cost structure based on each participating municipality's population. The Rules and Regulations for the program can be found below:
During the February 16, 2022 Regular Board of Delegates Meeting, Mr. Scott Grant of Case Sabatini presented a brief summary of the annual audit for Fiscal Year 2020. The Board of Delegates unanimously approved the 2020 Audit as presented below. The Board also Unanimously awarded the 2021 Audit Contract to Case Sabatini.