Friday, April 24, 2020

PA Resources Council Asks Public To Sort, Save, Store Materials For Upcoming Collection Events; Recycling & Waste Reduction Webinars Set

On April 24, the PA Resources Council said it will soon announce its 2020 schedule of collection events for household chemicals, glass, electronics and hard-to-recycle waste.  In the meantime, PRC asks you to Sort, Save And Store safely.
“PRC will once again provide residents of southwestern Pennsylvania with responsible methods for disposing of many materials not collected curbside such as electronics, household chemicals and, for many neighborhoods, glass,” according to PRC Managing Director Justin Stockdale.  “But due to this unexpected delay in launching our collection season, we’re asking residents to ‘sort, save and store’ materials in the meantime.”
Click Here for some tips on safely preparing and storing household hazardous wastes for collection.
2020 will mark PRC’s 18th season of hosting collection events for hard-to-recycle materials (televisions, computers, tires, etc.) and household chemicals (pesticides, solvents, household cleaners, etc.).  
Last year, PRC introduced a successful glass recycling campaign in response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs. 
“The Pennsylvania Resources Council has always prioritized the health and safety of the citizens we serve and, as such, we have been continuously monitoring the ongoing public health crisis involving COVID-19 to ensure that when our collection events resume, they will be as safe as possible for those in attendance, our volunteers, staff and partner organizations,” said Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager. “Until collection events resume, we’re asking residents to simply sort, save and store materials in a safe location at home.”
Visit PRC’s Collection Events webpage for more information.
Recycling/Waste Reduction Webinars
The Council is also hosting a series of free webinars on recycling and waste reduction in the coming weeks.  All are designed to answer common questions about the right way to recycle. 
They are scheduled for-- April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.
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.
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