Environmental Issues

As a Tree City, Forest Hills and its residents are conscious of the need to protect our environment. The borough is proud to be a leader in this area with its tree program, recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Links on this page are dedicated to ways in which the borough continues to promote environmental awareness among its citizens. Information is also provided on the various programs offered by the borough. Please click a link for further information or to read the article shown. Chapters from the borough’s code of ordinances related to each section heading are included at the bottom of the list (Note: see the Code of Ordinances page for full information and updates or amendments). Further information and updates may also be found in recent issues of the borough’s newsletter, the Tree City Times.

 

Stormwater Management

Rain Barrel Information – contact the borough office for additional information and the names and numbers of volunteers who can assist residents with installing. Click the following links for online information:

Borough Of Forest Hills MS4 Pollution Reduction Plan (4.9 MiB)

Car Washing (0.1 MiB)

Erosion and Sediment Control Information Related to Construction

Homeoners Guide to Stormwater Best Management Practices Maintenance

Protecting Water Quality (0.8 MiB)

Building A Rain Barrel (0.2 MiB)

Rain Barrel Poster (0.1 MiB)

Reduce Pollution From Your Home (74 KiB)

Stormwater Fish Ad (0.5 MiB)

Swimming Pool Wastewater (0.5 MiB)

Water Use Article From CAEC (0.2 MiB)

Complete Information Available In Forest Hills Code of Ordinances Under Chapter 23 “Stormwater Management”

Recycling and Trash Collection

Recycle your batteries and empty laser & inkjet printer cartridges:
Drop off these used items in the collection box at the borough office, 2071 Ardmore Blvd. Call 412-351-7330 x200 for further information.

Commercial Recycling Form (1.0 MiB)

Composting at Home

Greenscaping Your Lawn And Garden (1.6 MiB)

Guide To Home Composting (0.2 MiB)

At Your Door Flyer Hazardous Waste Collection (0.4 MiB)

Trash And Recycling Questions And Answers (0.3 MiB)

Pennsylvania DEP Recycling Markets

Forest Hills Recycling How It Works (57 KiB)

Wood Chipping Program (89 KiB)

Complete Information Available In Forest Hills Code of Ordinances Under Chapter 20 “Solid Waste & Recycling”

Sanitary Sewer System

Alcosan Impact Article (0.1 MiB)

Complying With The Clean Water Act (49 KiB)

How the Sewer System Works

Inflow, Infiltration & Overflows

Information on Municipal Consent Orders

Sewage Overflow Basics and the Role of the Homeowner

Complete Information Available In Forest Hills Code of Ordinances Under Chapter 18 “Sewers”

Tree Program

Arbor Day Foundation Tree City Program

Arbor Day Foundation Website

Complete Information Available In Forest Hills Code of Ordinances Under Chapter 25 “Trees”

Environmental Organizations of Interest to Residents

3 Rivers Wet Weather – Sanitary and Storm Sewer Issues

Allegheny County Health Department

Earth911

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania Resources Council

Sustainable Pittsburgh

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency