Thursday, August 10, 2017

Aug. 19 PRC Household Chemical Collection Event In Allegheny County

The collection event will provide residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of common household chemicals 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, typically found in kitchens, baths, garages, basements and garden sheds.   
The cost to safely dispose of materials at this collection is $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only.  Once collected and processed by the certified contractor, materials will be recycled, incinerated or safely disposed in special landfills.
Since launching household chemical collections in 2003, PRC and its partners have collected and safely disposed of nearly 4.5 million pounds of chemicals from 45,000+ households during 80+ drive-thru PRC collections held in nine counties.  
The 2017 household chemical collection campaign is a project of PRC in conjunction with Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Washington County, AAA East Central, Colcom Foundation, UPMC, LANXESS, NOVA Chemicals, PA American Water, Department of Environmental Protection, Concurrent Technologies Corporation and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
Click Here to download a flyer for this event that includes all the details or direct questions to PRC by calling 412-488-7452.
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