Tuesday, October 13, 2020

PRC Hosts Household Chemical Collection Event Oct. 31 In Allegheny County

PA Resources Council will hold a Household Chemical Collection event on October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the North Park Swimming Pool parking lot in Allegheny County.  All participants must pre-register.

The event will provide residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of common chemicals such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides.  

“This year PRC has introduced new procedures at its six household chemical collection events including advance registration and a new fee structure to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety during the current COVID-19 outbreak,” according to PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea.  “All PRC staff members in attendance adhere to the most current safety protocols issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and local health authorities, which includes the wearing of face masks.”

A $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals.  

Oversized loads will be subject to a fee of $20 per additional 10 gallons/50 pounds at the discretion of on-site staff.  Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.

At this event, PRC will incorporate safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including the new fee structure and an advance registration system required by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Participants at collection events must adhere to the following guidelines: 1) register online in advance 2) place all items in car truck or truck bed 3) wear a mask when speaking with on-site personnel 4) remain in vehicle at all times 5) bring exact change or check payable to PRC 6) visit PRC’s website for updates before attending the event. 

The 2020 PRC household chemical collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Washington County, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, NOVA Chemicals, Department of Environmental Protection, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Washington Wild Things, Washington County Family Entertainment, Pennsylvania American Water and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

Click Here to register for this event.  

Visit PRC’s Household Chemical Collection Event webpage for more or call 412-488-7452.

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 FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.

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[Posted: October 13, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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