Pittsburgh Launches Free Grass-Cutting Program For Senior, Veterans And The Disabled

The program will begin in the next few weeks

June 13, 2018 - 1:27 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The city announced a free grass-cutting program Wednesday that will help seniors 62 and over, veterans and people with disabilities maintain their yard.

Tall grass can be a breeding ground for ticks and can make your property look abandoned.

The program was started by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith in District 2 and after seeing how successful it was she introduced legislation last year to bring the program to the entire city.

The city says in a release “the City is currently opening the reenrollment period for residents to apply for City Cuts with an expectation that the program will go live in the next several weeks.”

If approved, residence will have their grass cut every two weeks, weather perm

itting from July to September.

City residents can call 311 to apply, fill out a form online or apply at a Carnegie Library Branch.

More information on the program can be found on the City’s website.

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