Wednesday, June 29, 2022

PA Resources Council Hosts 2 Allegheny County Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events In July

In July, the
Pennsylvania Resources Council will host two hard-to-recycle collection events in Allegheny County to enable area residents to conveniently dispose of numerous items not suitable for curbside recycling-- 

-- July 23: Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

-- July 30: Next Tier Connect @ Pittsburgh East, Monroeville, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

All participants must register in advance by visiting the PRC Collection Events webpage or by calling 412-488-7490×1.  

“It’s important to divert electronics and other hard-to-recycle materials from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can harm the environment, while others contain valuable materials that can be recycled,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman. “This year marks PRC’s 20th season of hosting hard-to-recycle collection events, and we’re proud to report that since 2003 PRC has facilitated the safe management of 3,350,000 pounds of e-waste collected from more than 40,000 households.” 

The 2022 PRC hard-to-recycle collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Colcom Foundation, Frazer Township, LANXESS, Pennsylvania American Water, 11 Cares and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA in partnership with Appliance Warehouse, eLoop llc and Liberty Tire. The July events are held in partnership with Quaker Valley High School and Next Tier Connect @ Pittsburgh East. 

For event information – including a complete list of items accepted and associated costs – visit the PRC Collection Events webpage or call PRC at 412-488-7490 x1.

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. 

Related Article:

-- Encore Tire Recycling Event July 9 In Greensburg, Westmoreland County; Volunteers Needed  [PaEN]

[Posted: June 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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