Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PRC To Hold Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event Aug. 20 In Allegheny County

The PA Resources Council will host a Hard-To-Recycle Collection event on August 20 in the parking lot of the Century III Mall in West Mifflin, Allegheny County from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Residents drop off cell/home phones, CFL bulbs, computer towers and peripheral equipment, expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens and stereo equipment for recycling at no cost.  
There will be 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) for recycling.
PRC’s fees include: $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.”
October 1 Event
A similar Hard-To-Recycle Collection event will be held October 1 at The Mall at Robinson in Allegheny County.
For complete collection event information – including a list of items accepted and associated costs, download the event flyer 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.

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