2022 West Mayfield Clean Up Day

KEEPING WEST MAYFIELD LOOKING GOOD
 
On July 9, 2022, with the generous support of council and the public works dept., the West Mayfield Centennial Committee organized the first “clean up day” in the borough in many years.
 
Our goal was to focus on one of West Mayfield’s trashiest areas—the bottom of W. 4th Ave, Glade Street, and the borough’s “no man’s land” along Wallace Run Rd. (Rt. 551).
 
What an incredible job everyone did collecting more than 30 bags of trash and other assorted junk that really made our borough look terrible.
 
On behalf of the Centennial Committee, we want to thank the clean up crew for putting on the gloves and vests and getting into the weeds to help redd up our borough: Chrissy Barkfelt, Rich Barkfelt, Sami Barkfelt, Flo Jacox, Godon Lowes, Kevin Farkas, councilman Eli Kosanovich, and mayor Licia Cogley.
 
Our next clean up day will be in April 2023, and we look forward to seeing more residents participate. Meanwhile, we encourage all residents pick up trash wherever they see it along our roadways. When you do, you not only keep West Mayfield looking good, but you set an example for our children who are watching and learning from us how to be good citizens.

Sign Up to Redd Up – Clean Up Day!

Sign Up to Redd Up West Mayfield

Be the change you want to see in the world! Come join fellow citizens picking up trash throughout the borough and along our neighborhood streets. We’ll do as much as we can, but things will be better than before.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

8am to 12noon

Families with age appropriate kids most welcomed. Gloves, trash bags, and safety signage generously provided by the borough’s public works crew.  Pizza and refreshments provided for lunch after the clean up.

For more information, contact Chrissy Barkfelt at 724-544-4432.

July 4th Holiday Change to Trash Pickup

Change to Trash Pickup: July 4th Holiday

Because of the July 4th holiday, there will be no trash pickup on Monday.  Service will resume Tuesday following the holiday. 

As a reminder, trash is unsightly and potentially draws unwanted rodents and other vermin, so please do not set out your trash for pickup until the morning or no earlier than the night before.  Make sure all trash is securely bagged and all trash bin and dumpster lids are closed.

To report trash issues in your neighborhood, please use the Online Citizens Comment Form.

Holiday Change to Trash Pickup

Holiday Change to Trash Pickup: Memorial Day

Because of the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no trash pickup on Monday.  Service will resume Tuesday following the holiday. 

As a reminder, trash is unsightly and potentially draws unwanted rodents and other vermin, so please do not set out your trash for pickup until the morning or no earlier than the night before.  Make sure all trash is securely bagged and all trash bin and dumpster lids are closed.

To report trash issues in your neighborhood, please use the Online Citizens Comment Form.

West Mayfield History Day

Saturday, May 7, 2022

West Mayfield History Day

On May 7th during the hours of 12 noon to 3pm, the West Mayfield Centennial Committee is hosting a community event to collect and preserve historical artifacts and memories related to the Borough’s first 100 years.

Bring your old photos, paper documents, maps, and other objects to be photographed and scanned by our historical preservation team. Share your favorite stories about growing up and living in the borough with our oral historians.  Oram’s donuts, coffee, and other beverages provided.
 
If you’d like to help capture, preserve, and share West Mayfield history or lend a hand in some other way to the Centennial Committee, please contact the borough through the Online Citizens Comment Form.

Save our Sewers! Remember the 3 Ps

Photos: Clogged and broken sewer pipes on 37th St. in West Mayfield.

Taxpayers' Dollars Down the Drain

West Mayfield residents are now enduring the inconvenient closure of 37th Street due to repairs of clogged and broken sewer pipes.  Repairs to the pipes must be made as quickly as possible to protect the health and safety of the community and to keep the waste water infrastructure in working order.

“I’ve never before seen anything like this damage to our sewer pipes,” said Bill Heaton, long-time chair of the Sewer and Sanitation Committee.  “Most of this damage is coming from the stuff residents keep flushing down the toilette, like baby wipes, and our aging pipes just can’t handle the blockages.  They just burst.” 

Mr. Heaton estimated the total cost of sewer line repairs may reach as high as $100,000.  The borough’s public works department will help defray some of the cost and the West Mayfield Volunteer Fire Dept. will help with traffic control when needed to help reduce the cost of outsourcing for that service.

“There’s no way around this problem,” Mr. Heaton says, “we have to fix this problem now.  And we’ll have to figure out a way to pay for it.” 

But he also added that borough residents can do their part by not abusing our old and fragile sewer system. 

Residents Must Do Their Part

Residents are reminded to help keep our sewer system in top working condition and to protect the quality of our waste water, which eventually ends up in our rivers and drinking water supply.  

Remember the 3 Ps

Poop – Pee – Toilette Paper

 

  • Only human waste and toilette should be flushed down toilettes.  Nothing else should be flushed down drains even if labeled “flushable,” “safe for toilets,” or “biodegradable.” 
  • Do not use the toilette as a trash can.  Do not flush:

Cotton balls and cotton swabs

Cat litter

Dental floss and dental picks

Menstrual products such as pads or tampons

Paper towels and tissues

Wipes and cleaning cloths

Hair

Medicine

Burnt matches

Household cleaning chemicals

Household hazardous wastes (paint, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers)

  • Do not pour fats, oils, or grease down the drains. 

DCL Power Outage Notice (Feb. 8, 2022)

Here is an updated notice from Duquesne Light Company regarding power outages scheduled between 9am and 12pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 for Boyd, Coolidge, Mayfield, Rock, Ross, Patterson, West. 3rd, and Wilson Avenues.  An alternative date for these outages will be Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: The borough has nothing to do with these service interruptions, so all questions and complaints should be directed to DLC customer service by calling 412-393-7100.