Lansdowne Environmental E-News – September 13, 2011

Hello Lansdownians,


Finally, it’s Yard Waste Wednesday!

Yup, this Wednesday is Yard Waste Wednesday. You may have noticed that there were 3 weeks between pick ups this month, a reminder that it’s often twice a month, not every other week. Take a look at the schedule on your magnet to be sure of the dates. For instance, you’ll see that the months of November and December only have one yard waste collection. So, get those bags and cans out to the curb by early Wednesday morning and the borough crew will pick them up. No plastic bags.


Park Day at Hoffman Park – Saturday, Sept. 24

Come on out to Park Day at Hoffman Park on Saturday, September 24 from 1 pm to 4 pm for an afternoon of fun, featuring moonbounce, games, face painting, magician, prizes, and music. Refreshments will be available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, call 610-284-2493 for more information.


Speaking of inclement weather….

We’ve had record-breaking rainfall, and many residents have had it in their basements more than once during the last month. It has also flooded streets, which can be very, very dangerous to drivers. One way to avoid such flooding (not always, but sometimes) is to keep our storm sewers clear of debris and trash. Those flash floods are intense, and if there is stuff blocking a storm sewer, there’s little hope that it will keep up with the rain, resulting in flooding of streets and basements. So please, if you live by, or walk by, a storm sewer and you see that debris is in there, take a moment to clear it out. It’s certainly a lot less expensive than the alternative — and we will all be thankful. (Thanks, Pat, for mentioning this to me when I saw you at the fabulous Lansdowne Arts Festival this past weekend.)


Enjoy this sunny weather while it’s here. And feel free to get in touch if you have questions or ideas.




Barbara Silzle

Lansdowne Borough Council

Chair, Environment Committee


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