Thursday, April 19, 2018

PA Resources Council Distributing Residential Recycling Bins In Pittsburgh

The PA Resources Council is working to distribute 4,000 recycling bins to residents of the City of Pittsburgh.
The bins are designed to increase recycling rates in Pittsburgh to help fight litter, save energy, prevent deforestation, and prevent valuable resources from entering the regions’ landfills.
To be eligible for a free recycling bin, participants must:
-- Reside within the City of Pittsburgh Limits;
-- Reside in a single-family dwelling (properties with over five units are not eligible for this program); and
-- Register for a free recycling bin at one of the events below that are not sold out so far--
All events run from 8:00 – 2:00. Residents are required to sign up for a time slot to pick up their recycling bins--
-- July 28: Point Breeze Distribution Event, URA’s Parking Lot on Meade Street. Click Here to register.
-- August 11: Fairywood Distribution Event, B Keppel Trucking at 100 Beechnut Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205.  Click Here to register.
Currently City of Pittsburgh residents are instructed to place their recyclables in blue plastic bags in designated recycling collection sites on their biweekly recycling pickup day.
However, excess plastic bags cause issues to recycling plants (Materials Recovery Facilities or MRFs), clogging the machinery, reducing efficiency, and placing employees at risk.
Using bins reduces the need for these bags and have the ability to increase recycling rates.
By placing your recyclable materials, unbagged, in your new blue recycling bin, you’ll help keep valuable materials out of our landfills!
Please continue to place your materials out in your regular pickup location on your regular recycling day.
Questions should be directed to PRC’s Pittsburgh office at 412-488-7490.
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.  Click Here to support their work.

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