Thursday, August 4, 2022

City Of Pittsburgh Residents Can Now Drop Off E-Waste & Household Chemicals For Recycling Thanks To Partnership With PA Resources Council

On August 4, the
City of Pittsburgh announced residents in need of disposing of a wide variety of waste not accepted in curbside recycling can now register to drop off materials. 

Collection of televisions, computers, pesticides, automotive fluids and more will take place on designated collection days at the Department of Public Works Environmental Services facility in the Strip District, 3001 Railroad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Working in partnership with Pennsylvania Resources Council, a nationally recognized leader in waste reduction and recycling, DPW will resume providing residents with convenient and affordable options for responsibly disposing of electronics and household chemicals.

Electronics recycling collections will be held weekly throughout the year, while combined household chemical/e-waste collections are held one weekend per month from March through November.

“These collections provide a way for local individuals to easily dispose of electronic and chemical materials. Appropriate recycling of these items prevents potentially hazardous waste from entering our rivers and ground soil and DPW is eager to bring this resource back to Pittsburgh,” says Department of Public Works Director Chris Hornstein.

E-Waste Recycling Drop Off

-- When: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (year-round)

-- Accepted Materials: Computers, televisions, phones and other e-waste

-- Cost: Material disposal is charged at a cost of $0.35 per pound 

-- Note: CPU (towers) and laptops are accepted at no cost

Household Chemical Recycling Drop Off

-- When: One Saturday per month from March through November; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Next collection takes place August 6, 2022

-- Accepted Materials: Household cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides, and other products containing potentially hazardous components

-- Cost: Material disposal is charged per pound on a sliding scale

-- Note: E-waste is also accepted at these Saturday collections

Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Deputy Director, assures that all electronic scrap collected will be forwarded to eLoop LLC, an e-Stewards-certified processor that responsibly manages electronic waste. 

“The public can feel confident that their material and data is being safely, ethically, and responsibly recycled when dealing with PRC and eLoop,” Shea says. eLoop has facilities in Export and State College, PA.

Advance Registration

Advance registration is required. Residents can do so by visiting PRC’s Pittsburgh Registration webpage or by calling 412-489-9299. 

On-site payment is accepted via cash, check or card. Individuals are also encouraged to visit the Pittsburgh Registration webpage for a complete list of accepted materials (both e-waste and household chemical recycling) and to view the complete price list/sliding scale.

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. 

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-- PA Resources Council Hosts Household Chemical Collection Event Aug. 20 In Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council August Schedule For Traveling Glass Recycling Bin In Allegheny County [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Releases August Workshop & Webinar Schedule For Southwest PA Residents [PaEN]

-- PennDOT, DEP, State Police, DCED, Keep PA Beautiful Call On Pennsylvanians To ‘Fight Dirty’ In New Anti-Litter Campaign; Litter Summit Nov. 1-2  [PaEN]

[Posted: August 4, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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