Friday, March 20, 2015

PA Resources Council Hosts Collection Events In Western PA

Mark your 2015 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from televisions and computers to household chemicals and usable building materials – at upcoming collections in Western Pennsylvania sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and its partners.
“The Pennsylvania Resources Council provides residents of the commonwealth with numerous options to conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials,” according to PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale.  “Since details vary for each of these opportunities, we encourage individuals to visit our website at or call PRC at 412-488-7452 for complete details.”
Hard To Recycle Collections
Launch:  April 11, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills parking lot in Frazer Township, Allegheny County. (NOTE:  a second collection will take place at this location on April 25, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Individuals can drop off “e-waste” such as computers, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost.  For a nominal fee, individuals can drop off alkaline batteries, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires.
Additional upcoming hard to recycle collections:
— April 25 (Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Allegheny County)
— May 9 (Washington Mall, Washington County)
— August 22 (Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin)
— August 29 (Heinz Field, Allegheny County)
— October 3 (The Mall at Robinson, Allegheny County)
Household Chemical Collections
Launch: May 2, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at North Park Swimming Pool parking lot, Allegheny County. Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon.
Additional upcoming household chemical collections:
— May 16 (Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Cambria County)
— July 18 (Washington Mall, Washington County)
— August 15 (Boyce Park, Allegheny County)
— September 12 (South Park, Allegheny County)
— October 10 (Bradys Run Park, Beaver County)
This year’s ReuseFest will be held June 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in employee parking lot of UPMC Passavant, Cumberland Rd. near Peebles Rd., McCandless, Allegheny County
Individuals can drop off items for reuse including medical equipment, usable building materials, clothing, furniture and more. The 4th annual ReuseFest supports local non-profits.
For complete collection event information, visit Pennsylvania Resources Council or call PRC at 412-488-7452.

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