New Residents Info
Welcome to the Borough of Ambridge!
If you are currently (or will be soon) a new resident of Ambridge, click on any of these links for more information about different things you may want to know about our town. Also you will find an informational CALENDAR that will let you know when things around town are happening, and you can get TEXT MESSAGE about events too (see below for more information). You can also find us on FACEBOOK.
We want you to know that our community embraces new residents. Our leaders want you to feel comfortable and safe in our Borough. We will all do what we can to make that possible. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call the administration office (724-266-4070) and they will try to answer all your questions or direct you to the person (s) who can.
Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.
Thank you for choosing Ambridge!
Click here for more information on TEXT MESSAGES: Receive a Text Message
*2022 Street Sweeping (Calendar) AND ticketing will begin on Monday, APRIL 4, 2022 Sweeping will take place Monday through Friday, every other week. Please be sure to check the signs on your block to see which day the sweeping will take place on your street. PLEASE NOTE: Merchant Street is swept every day on street sweeping weeks!
LAST DAY of SWEEPING/LEAF-VAC WILL CHANGE IN 2022 – WATCH FOR THE CHANGES ON FACEBOOK & OUR WEBSITE. Be sure to stop in for a Sweeping/Leaf-Vac Calendar at our administration office.
No second notice is sent and it’s a $25.00 fine if paid within 15 days. After 15 days the fine increases to $30.00 and will be sent to the Magistrate’s for collection after 30 days after ticket is written. (which will add approx. $85.00 in court costs)
Keep in mind, we sweep RAIN or SHINE.
*From time to time – we will sweep un-scheduled streets as part of our town clean up. NO TICKETS will be issued for these (and only these) un-scheduled streets.
New ticket policy as of 2020 – All Parking and Street Sweeping tickets to be paid at the POLICE DEPT. between the hours of 9am and 2pm – Monday thru Friday. You can still drop them off in our Administration Drop Off Box after hours, however, no receipt will be issued. We strongly suggest NOT TO MAIL CASH for your ticket. We have not control over the postal system and your ticket may turn into a citation if we do not receive your mailed in cash. (Just an FYI – we do NOT take credit/debit cards when paying your tickets – checks, money orders, or cash only)
Ambridge currently has three parks available (and one more in planning stages) for your enjoyment.
- P.J. Caul Park is located at 11th and Merchant Streets. It has a nice water feature and gazebo. During the summer months you may see concerts in the park, movies in the park and church services in the park, various events by the Ambridge Regional Chamber in the park. Please check the Borough calendar for events.
- 8th Street Park is located at 8th and Park Rd. It has a playground for the kiddies AND a new Pavilion that is available thru the Borough Administration Office for rent. It is also close to the Farmer’s Market that is open on 6th-7th Street on Park Rd on Thursdays during the summer months.
- Walter Panek Park – formally known as Ambridge Borough Park is located on 24th Street with the entrance (approx. for the GPS) 798 Breitenstein Rd. – There is a playground for kids, a dog park for dogs, baseball fields for teams, football field for teams and Fireworks for the Independence Day celebrations- check the Borough calendar for dates. Part of the park will undergo renovations in 2018.
- Soon, Ambridge will have another park located at 16th Street and Henning Streets. This property was donated to the Borough and the Borough will be putting in a new playground soon.
Here is a little map of WHO TO CALLfor what reason…. If you have any questions – you can always call the administration office at the Borough 724-266-4070. We are in the office Monday thru Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm. (click on the picture for a better look)
** Below please see the current information on Trash & Recycling. New Info for January 4th – see the (click here) “Announcement” Page on our website.
MONDAY is now Trash Pick Up Day for everyone in the Borough of Ambridge.
Here is a Waste Management Calendar for your convenience.
Let’s start by explaining what our Refuse Company does and does not take on trash day.
1. They will NOT take building or remodeling materials. Example: scrap lumber, toilets, paneling, and drywall. You can, however, call their toll free number 1-866-4460 and arrange for an extra pick up of these items but it may cost you an extra fee.
2. They will NOT take yard waste. Example: grass, leaves, branches. These items can be called into the Borough Administration office for pick up. However, any branches must be cut up so that they are shorter than 4 foot long and no bigger than 4 inches around. We would prefer the yard waste to be in paper bags rather than garbage bags. If you must put them in garbage bags, please leave them on a separate day from trash pickup and somewhat open for visibility.
3. They will NOT take paint cans unless they are empty and dry. They will not take motor oil cans or antifreeze. These must be recycled thru the Beaver County Waste Management Recycling program at Brady Run Park.
4. They will NOT take television, computer monitors or electronics. These can be taken to Beaver County Recycling (near Brady’s Run Park 724-770-2064). The Borough strongly suggests that you call them first to verify the drop off time, programs and/or costs if any. Here is a link to their website with instructions.
See the link for Beaver County Waste Management for more ways to recycle.
WEEKLY TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES
Service is provided weekly and is collected Monday through Thursday in Ambridge depending on what street you live on. Please view the link below to view a map to determine what your day for trash collection is.
GARBAGE PREPARATION GUIDELINES:
- Freon from refrigerators, dehumidifiers, freezers, etc., needs to be removed and proof of removal taped to the item.
- Paint cans – must be dried out (kitty litter works well) – place next to garbage cans with lids off.
- Carpeting and tree branches must be less than 3 to 4 feet in length and bundled.
- No tires, automobile parts or building materials accepted.
- No leaves. Borough Public Works will collect leaves in the fall, and Christmas Trees between Christmas and February 1st.
- Cans or bags should weigh up to 40 to 50 lbs. If you can’t lift it, we can’t either.
TO REPORT A TRASH MISS:
Residential Recycle Preparation Guidelines
Recycling Bins: Currently, our refuse Company (Jos. Brunner’s) has kindly purchased recycling containers for all the residents in Ambridge who currently pay a garbage fee. You should have received your large green container in December. If you did not receive your container you can call the Borough office 724-266-4070. We’ll check with the Water Authority and Brunner’s to see if your household was delivered a container or if they missed you by mistake –we can obtain one for you. We suggest you mark you container with your address with permanent marker or stick on numbers.
- Tin – Metal – Aluminum – rinsed out and emptied of contents. No chemical or paint cans. Clean pie plates, foil, etc.
- Glass – rinsed out and empty of contents. Lids must be removed and discarded with the trash. Do not break. Food or beverage containers only. No window or plate glass, light bulbs, headlights, etc.
- Plastic- # 1 and # 2 (PET& HDPE) rinsed out and empty of contents. Lids must be removed.
- Newspaper Office Paper and Magazines – Loose or placed in paper bags only.
- Do not put in plastic bags of any kind. Do not bundle with twine or tape.
TIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
We support recycling, but we firmly believe in the reduction of creating garbage and other waste products. When possible, please think about what you are buying. Do you really need this item? If possible, avoid purchasing bulky items or products that are in huge amounts of wrapping.
- Pass magazines, books and catalogs on to neighbors, family members, nursing homes, etc.
- Plastic containers can often be reused for storage of food and crafts.
- Reuse wrapping paper, plastic bags, and boxes.
- Try to repair broken items before replacing them.
- Furniture can often be donated to charity if it’s in decent shape.
- Clothing can be handed down to family members or donated to charity. Even clothing that is in poor condition can be used for rags.
- Towels and bedding can often be reused by the Humane Society.
- The Construction Junction located in Pittsburgh accepts used building materials like wood, kitchen cabinets, doors, etc. They also sell these items at a low cost. http://www.constructionjunction.org/ or taken to Habitat for Humanity ReStore
- Beaver County Recycling Center at Brady’s Run takes many materials, and sponsors periodic hazardous waste collections. Fees may apply.
- Brunner has a consumer drop-off point at their Duss Ave facility (across from Rhodes bus garage).
- Waste Management has a consumer drop-off point at their 23rd and Duss facility.
- Copy paper, junk mail and newsprint can be recycled in the Abitibi green and gold paper recycling bins at a number of locations around town, including here at the Ambridge Borough Building, 600 11th Street, behind the Fire Station. (proceeds benefit the Crime Watch Program)