Mark your 2016 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from computers and household chemicals to usable building materials and unwanted medications – at upcoming collections sponsored by the PA 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 PRC’s website or call PRC at 412-488-7452 for complete details.”
The Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events for electronics waste (but not TVs) will allow the public to drop off 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.
The Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events are scheduled for—
— April 16: Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Oakdale, Allegheny County;
— May 14: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, Allegheny County;
— June 25: ANSYS, Inc., Canonsburg, Washington County;
— July 30: location to be announced;
— August 20: Century III Mall, West Mifflin, Allegheny County; and
— October 1: The Mall at Robinson, Robinson Township, Allegheny County.
At Household Chemical Collection Events individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon. The dates for these collection events are--
— May 7: North Park, Allegheny County;
— May 21: Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County;
— July 9: Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington County;
— August 13: Boyce Park, Allegheny County;
— September 17: South Park, Allegheny County; and
— October 8: Bradys Run Park, Beaver County.
The 2016 DEA National Drug Take-Back Day is April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at numerous locations throughout region, including many municipal buildings and police departments.
This year’s Allegheny County ReuseFest will be held on June 18 in the parking lot of Jefferson Middle School, 21 Moffett Street, Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny County.For complete collection event information, visit PRC’s Collection Events webpage or call PRC at 412-488-7452.