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3 days ago

Summer Safety Tips From Republic Services

 

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These are great tip but I wish my trash and recycling would get picked up every week like it should...

I live in a 4 unit apt building and the dumpster is only emptied twice a month if that Much, it’s filled up the same day it’s emptied and then you’ve got a dumpster full of smelly garbage until they decide to come again 😤😡😠🤬

Agree! What exactly is the schedule? The borough is now ignoring my direct messages.

The Greenbelt section behind Penbrook’s Community Park will be experiencing some minor construction due to stormwater pipe work being done behind Kline Plaza. Temporary trail rerouting has been implemented around this area to avoid individuals coming in direct contact of the active construction zone. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is that why there is loud explosions this weekend?

I love running the green belt !! Thank you very much for all the work!!

There will not be a Penbrook Borough Authority meeting on June 19, 2019. Their next meeting will be on July 17, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Borough Building. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

At last evenings Borough Council meeting, John McDonald was sworn in as the new Mayor of Penbrook with the resignation of Former Mayor PeggyAnne Miller due to her recent move out of the borough. PeggyAnne was also recognized in the form of a Proclamation for all her years of service to the Borough volunteering her time in various capacities.

Ben Stokes was also sworn in to serve out the remainder of John McDonald’s Ward 2 term.
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2 weeks ago

 

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I am so proud of you. Congratulations!

Congrats to old / new mayors !!

Congrats!

Wow. I went to school with him. Congrats John!!

Congrats

Way to go John McDonald! Congratulations!

I'M POSTING HERE BECAUSE I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND EXACTLY WHERE I SHOULD POST, I'VE LIVED HERE IN PENBROOK FOR 17 YEARS, IT'S BEEN QUIET AND PEACEFUL AND I'VE ONLY HAD ONE INCIDENT IN THESE 17 YEARS, BUT OVER THE LAST YEAR IT'S BECOME EXTREMLY OBNOXIOUS , THE NOISE, LOUD OUTRAGEIOUS IGNORANT DISRESPECT PEOPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN, LOUD MUSIC LIKE PEOPLE ARE IN CLUBS, HORNS BLOWING ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT, PEOPLE WITH THEIR CAR MUSIC TO THE EXTREME, IT'S ABSOLUTELY REDICULOUS, IT'S TURNING PENBROOK INTO A UN-LIVABLE PLACE TO BE, AND I REALLY WISH SOMETHING WOULD BE DONE, I WAS ALWAYS HAPPY AND CONTENT AND FELT AT PEACE AND THAT'S SLOWLY FADING AWAY, AND WHAT MAKES IT SO BAD IS I CAN'T MOVE, I'M 69 YEARS OLD AND TO OLD TO POUND THE PAVEMENT TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER PLACE TO LIVE, AND I DON'T LIKE MOVING , I'M RETIRED AND ON A FIXED INCOME AND I'M JUST AT A LOSS.........

Congratulations John!

Why did the mayor move on the middle of her term??

Awesomeness

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Regarding some questions that have come up about the trash service.

A new trash, recycling and yard waste bid will be advertised in 2020 Penbrook. Additional services, such as weekly yard waste and/or all year yard waste collection can certainly be explored, but it will also come at an additional cost to your trash bills. Borough Council does it’s best to try to keep costs as low as possible, while still providing the services required by our residents. Also, please keep in mind that the entity that accepts Republic Services yard waste materials have strict rules and criteria of what is allowable. Brown paper or plastic bags are not acceptable in the yard waste containers. As mentioned in the earlier post, please contact Republic Services directly if you need a yard waste container.

Please engage your local Ward council representatives as to the kind of trash services you would like to see in the future. They can best represent the citizens of Penbrook with an active dialog between the involved parties.
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2 weeks ago

 

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To have less trash, have more recycling!

I'd like a recycling company that picks it up on holiday weeks. Every time there's a holiday and services are pushed back a day, my recycling does not get picked up until the following week.

All I need is a schedule and for it to be consistent. I don’t care when the yard waste is taken. I just don’t want the days changing for no good reason and all these ugly cans sitting around full because a commitment isn’t met.

I live in a 4 unit apartment building and I truly believe there's ill-legal use of the dumpster assigned to our building, i was told that 2nd floor tenants pile there trash on the balcony before they bring it to the dumpster, and I was also told that the dumpster is only emptied twice a month so you have trash running over falling all over the ground, it's discusting

So if a different company wins the bid, do we lose our waste, recycling and trash bins???? Cause we all threw our old ones out to use the ones we needed/provided so that would be quite annoying to have to purchase new ones due to a service change.

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UPDATE:

After consultation, Republic Services will be sending out a crew today or tomorrow to pick up yard waste.
Republic Services also indicated that residents are to be using ONLY the beige containers for yard waste pickup. If a resident does not have a beige container they are to contact Republic Services Customer Services line at 1-800-210-9675 to request a yard waste container. Yard waste is not accepted in brown bags.

We are aware that the yard waste containers were not picked up yesterday as scheduled. We have reached out to Republic Services to find out what happened and to request they send out a crew today to pickup the yard waste containers. As of now we have not received a reply, however, please keep your yard waste containers out for pickup so they are available when the crews arrive. We will update this post once we have additional information to pass on.
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2 weeks ago

 

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I bag all of my yard waste. It has never been picked up frim rhe brown container. I gave up. I've had branches in it, weeds, leaves... never picked up. It's been useless to me.

I'm also annoyed that they stop this service in October. Most leaves fall in early November, leaving us no where to go with them. Also, one single yard waste container picked up once a month is nowhere near sufficient if they won't also take the paper bags.

This should be a year round service, picked up every week, and they should absolutely also accept the brown paper yard waste bags.

By "Yard Waste", they mean tree branches. Whenever I weed and put what is pulled up into my bin, they think it's grass clippings and don't pick it up. And isn't grass clippings yard waste anyways? And leaves in the fall? Forget it. Leaves haven't fallen off the trees when "Yard Waste" pickup ends in October.

One container once a month is not sufficient for our yard waste either. Especially in the Spring and Fall when pruning.

My mom has 4 containers,; one being the brown can.. and they took all 4 of hers. But they totally missed Hoffer Alley.🙄. And her neighbor still has their brown can out; it doesn't make sense

Still waiting for my yard waste bin to be taken. Anyone else?

This happens EVERY month. 😦. So we can only use one container?? No brown bags??? Why is that?

we used to be allowed to put out unlimited yard waste with our tan bin as long as it was appropriately bundled or in paper bags... when did that stop? Last Fall I put out over a dozen bags and they took them all.

Our container was empty. Did they pick up some areas?

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Trash Pickup for Memorial Day week will be delayed 1 day to Thursday, May 30th, 2019. This is also the day that the Tan Yard Waste Containers will be picked up as well. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

 

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They didn't pick up my yard waste containers today

Same. Yard waste is still sitting there. Sigh.

My recycling wasn't picked up either

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We would like to thank everyone that came out and helped support us for our Easter flower sale and making it a success. We would also like to give a special thank you to Steelton Fire Department. ... See MoreSee Less

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Still a couple of Easter flowers left, stop in and pick yours up before they are all gone.

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Action Recommended: Take shelter in place or per instructions
Issued by: State College - PA, US, National Weather Service,
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN DAUPHIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... * UNTIL 945 PM EDT. * AT 911 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DUNCANNON, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES. * THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR... NEW BUFFALO AROUND 920 PM EDT. MILLERSBURG AROUND 930 PM EDT. OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE LIVERPOOL, BERRYSBURG, HALIFAX, PILLOW, ENDERS AND DAUPHIN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. && TORNADO...POSSIBLE HAIL...<.75IN WIND...60MPH
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Ashly Stepp please be careful if you’re up at home!

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