There will be a Special Council Meeting of the Donora Borough Council on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8 A.M. in the Social Hall of the Donora Municipal Building located at 603 Meldon Avenue, Donora, PA 15033 to review the 2016 budget and to execute other matters of business.
The new refuse hauler for 2016 will be Fayette Waste, LLC. Phone number: 724-430-0100 or 1-888-606-0362.
For the month of January 2016 the trash pickup will remain the same as follows: Pick up will be on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s.
Beginning February 1, 2016 trash pickup will be on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s only. If your trash was picked up on Friday’s the new pickup day will be on Tuesday’s.
$200.00 ANNUAL DISCOUNT RATE. Payable by May 31, 2016
$250.00 ANNUAL FACE RATE. Payable by August 31, 2016
$300.00 ANNUAL PENALTY RATE. Beginning September 1, 2016.
PAYABLE AT OR MAILED TO: BOROUGH OF DONORA 603 MELDON AVENUE DONORA, PA 15033
Recycling items such as plastic bottles/containers, cans, and glass containers and bottles can be taken to a recycling bin located across from the Donora Towers in the parking lot on Meldon Avenue or at the Borough Street Department Garage on Galiffa Drive.
Donora, home to about 5,000 people is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela river. Donora is a vibrant community rebuilding its industrial and business district. It is a garden spot located in the heart of the Mid Mon Valley.
Donora was incorporated in 1901. Donora got its name from a combination of William Donner and Nora Mellon, banker Andrew W. Mellon’s wife. Donora’s nickname is “The Home of Champions” mainly because of the large number of famous athletes that have called Donora their home. Agriculture, coal-mining, steel-making, wire-making, and other industries were conducted in Donora early in its history.
Late October 1948 a weather phenomenon occurred called inversion. The unusual weather trapped the fog and smoke in our community making it a recipe for disaster. At this time the sick and elderly were very susceptible to health issues brought on by the industrial pollution. The unwelcomed event left around 6,000 ill and caused 20 to lose their lives. As a result the disaster that shocked the country touched off a nationwide campaign against air pollution. It provided the impetus for studies resulting in major federal clean air laws. It also began this country’s environmental movement by focusing the nation’s attention on the harmful and sometimes fatal side effects on life and the environment from air, and especially industrial, pollution. The enactment of the Clean Air Act and creation of the Environmental Protection Agency are a legacy of the Donora tragedy. Donora became synonymous with the fight for clean air.