The PA Resources Council and its partners will host a Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event on July 30, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the North Allegheny High School, 10375 Perry Highway in McCandless, Allegheny County.
The event will enable area residents to conveniently dispose of cell/home phones, CFL bulbs, computer towers and peripheral equipment, expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens and stereo equipment at no cost.
Individuals will pay a fee to drop off televisions, computer monitors, alkaline batteries, CDs/DVDs/floppy discs, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances, small kitchen appliances, stereo speakers and tires (with and without rims).
While government regulations prevented PRC from accepting televisions at its first 2016 collection event in April, a recent policy clarification by the Department of Environmental Protection has allowed PRC to resume collecting TVs, although it now must charge a fee to recycle televisions and computer monitors.
PRC’s new fee structure for upcoming hard-to-recycle collection events in 2016: $15 computer monitor; $25 television; and $35 console or projection TV.
“The good news is that residents can once again drop off TVs at PRC collection events; the bad news is that PRC now must charge a fee to cover the cost of recycling televisions and computer monitors,” said PRC Western Regional Director Justin Stockdale. “We’ve worked with legislators, regulators and recyclers to resolve this issue, and we all understand that this is an interim solution at best. We’re eager to work with DEP and the Legislature to find a permanent fix that provides free and convenient TV recycling to all Pennsylvanians.”
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Other Upcoming Events
PRC and its partners will also hosting collection events in Allegheny County on August 20 and October 1. Check back to PRC’s Hard-To-Recycling Collection Events webpage for details on these upcoming events.
For complete collection event information, including a list of items accepted and associated costs, visit PRC’s Hard-To-Recycling Collection Events webpage or call PRC at 412-488-7490 x243.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.