Wednesday, April 21, 2021

PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events Start May 22 In Allegheny County

PA Resources Council will launch its 2021 schedule of Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events in Allegheny County at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, on May 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, six hard-to-recycle collections held in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department will enable individuals to responsibly recycle a wide variety of items not accepted in curbside collection.

Participants will pay a fee to dispose of some materials (such as televisions and tires) while other items (such as cell phones and computer towers) will be accepted for free.

For a fee, individuals can drop off televisions and computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims).

At no cost, individuals can drop off cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens, video game consoles/DVD players and glass bottles, jugs and jars.

“Again this year PRC is integrating procedures including advance registration and on-site logistics to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety,” according to PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea. “To streamline the process at our events, we’re asking participants to wear face coverings and stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.  When preparing to attend one of these collections, participants should place all materials in their car trunks or truck beds.”

Full Schedule

Other Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events are scheduled for--

-- July 10:  Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale

-- July 31: La Roche University, McCandless

-- August 21: Next Tier Connect at Pittsburgh East, Monroeville

-- August 28;  Bethel Park High School

-- October 2:  Settlers Cabin Park 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PRC will incorporate safety measures including an advance registration system in 2021.  Registration will open for each event one month in advance.

Participants must register in advance at PRC’s Hard-To-Recycle Events webpage or by calling 412-488-7490 x3.  Registration for each event opens one month in advance.

The 2021 PRC hard-to-recycle collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Colcom Foundation, Frazer Township, LANXESS, Pennsylvania American Water, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.

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.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and other initiatives. 

[Posted: April 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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