Friday, August 12, 2022

PA Resources Council Erie ReuseFest Set For Sept. 10, Donate Used Items To Local Nonprofit Groups

Clean out the garage…the basement…the overflowing closets throughout the house because a regional large-scale collection of materials to be REUSED by local nonprofits will return to Erie on Saturday, September 10.

The PA Resources Council’s “ReuseFest” – a one-of-a-kind drop-off event for gently used materials destined for reuse by numerous local nonprofit organizations – will accept a wide variety of materials including bedding/bath, clothing, furniture, kitchen items, medical supplies, pet supplies, usable building materials and more.

PRC’s 4th annual “ReuseFest” in Erie will take place on Saturday, September 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of UPMC Health Plan, 380 E. Bayfront Pkwy.

“This one-of-a-kind collection event provides area residents with an opportunity to conveniently donate a variety of unwanted but still usable items to multiple local nonprofits at one location,” according to PRC Collection Events Manager Josh Schuneman.  “All materials donated at ReuseFest will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region.”

“Since launching ReuseFest in Pittsburgh in 2012, PRC has collected and diverted tens of thousands of pounds of materials from local landfills,” said Schuneman. “To streamline the process at PRC events, we ask participants to pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while staff and volunteers unload the materials.” 

Nonprofits collecting materials at the September 10 event will include Chosen International Medical Assistance, Dress for Success Erie, Erie City Mission, Goodwill, Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity, Green Scene Thrift and The ANNA Shelter. 

Glass Recycling

PRC, in partnership with Bayfront Glass, will collect all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs at this event.  While there is no need to separate colors of glass, all caps and lids should be removed.

ReuseFest is sponsored by UPMC and UPMC Hamot in collaboration with the Erie County Recycling Program and the City of Erie.

Pittsburgh ReuseFest Oct. 15

The Pittsburgh ReuseFest is scheduled for October 15 in Allegheny County.

For a complete list of participating organizations and materials collected, visit the PRC ReuseFest webpage.  For additional information, call the Pennsylvania Resources Council at 412-488-7490 x7.

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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[Posted: August 12, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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