The PA Resources Council and its partners will hold a Household Chemical Collection event July 9 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 2151 N. Main St., Washington from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the PA Resources Council is organizing six events to collect household chemical products known as “household hazardous waste” such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of these products.
The cost to safely dispose of materials at all collections is $3/gallon, cash only.
A certified contractor processes the hazardous wastes collected for proper disposal. Materials may be recycled, incinerated or safely buried in special landfills.
Since 2003, event organizers have collected and safely disposed of more than 4.5 million pounds of chemicals from 45,000+ households during 80+ drive-thru PRC collections held in nine counties.
The 2016 household chemical collection campaign is a project of the PA Resources Council in conjunction with Washington County Commissioners, Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, AAA East Central, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, NOVA Chemicals, PA American Water, Department of Environmental Protection, PPG Paints, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corporation and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
For information and a complete list of items accepted – visit PRC’s Household Chemical Collection Events webpage or call PRC at 412-488-7452 or call the Washington County Planning Commission at 724-228-6811.For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website. Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on Facebook. Click Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.