Wednesday, March 22, 2017

PRC Sets 15 Household Chemical, Drug Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events In Western PA

Mark your 2017 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials-- ranging from computers and household chemicals to usable building materials and unwanted medications – at upcoming collection events sponsored by the PA Resources Council and its partners.
“The Pennsylvania Resources Council provides residents of the commonwealth with numerous options to conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials,” according to PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale.  “Since details vary for each of these opportunities, we encourage individuals to visit our website or call PRC at 412-488-7452 for complete details.”
Household Chemical Collection
Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only.  NEW IN 2017: collections will accept camp fuel and small propane bottles.  The collection dates are--
-- May 6: North Park, Allegheny County
-- May 20: Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County
-- July 22: Consol Energy Park, Washington County
-- August 19: Boyce Park, Allegheny County
-- September 16: South Park, Allegheny County
-- October 14: Bradys Run Park, Beaver County
Hard-To-Recycle Collection
Individuals can drop off e-waste such as computer towers and peripheral equipment, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost.
For a fee, individuals can drop off televisions and computer monitors, alkaline batteries, fluorescent tubes, printers, small Freon appliances and tires.  
The collection dates are--
-- May 13: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, Allegheny County
-- June 24: Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County
-- July 29: La Roche College, McCandless, Allegheny County
-- August 12: Century III Mall, West Mifflin, Allegheny County
-- October 7: Settlers Cabin Park, Allegheny County
Drug Take-Back Day
Individuals can drop off unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at no cost during U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide Drug Take-Back Day on April 29.
PRC and PA American Water will sponsor three collection events in Western Pennsylvania on April 29 (Green Tree, Mt. Lebanon and Robinson Township).
Nationwide on Drug Take-Back Day, more than 5,000 collection sites will enable patients, caregivers and pet owners to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at no cost.  
Visit the DEA website for a complete list of drop-off locations.
Reuse Fest April 22
This year’s Reuse Fest will be held on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in UPMC Passavant Green Lot off Babcock Boulevard, McCandless, Allegheny County
Individuals can drop off items for reuse including medical equipment, usable building materials, clothing, furniture and more. The 6th annual ReuseFest supports local nonprofits including Animal Rescue League, Brother’s Brother, Catholic Charities, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Global Links, Goodwill, MERP (Medical Equipment Recycling Program), Off the Floor and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.
For complete collection event information for Western Pennsylvania, visit PRC’s 2017 Collection Events webpage or call PRC at 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 Facebook.  Click Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.

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