Bridgeville’s public works department will get some extra help cleaning up the borough this summer.
Two Chartiers Valley students will assist the public works crews as part of MyWork, a state-run program that matches high school students with disabilities to paid, summer work in their communities.
The service will be cost-free to Bridgeville. The students’ wages and liability insurance are paid for by the program.
This could be a good opportunity for the borough to clean up litter that’s lying around the community, said Mayor Pat DeBlasio.
“There area a number of both public and abandoned areas where it would be wonderful to have someone picking up litter that’s there,” he said.
The mayor noted that while most people don’t contribute to littering, people are also disinclined to pick up litter when they didn’t cause it.
“If you see it laying there, pick it up and throw it away,” he said. “But some neighborhoods need a little more help.”
And that’s where the extra summer help might make a difference.
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