Monday, April 24, 2023

PA Resources Council: Registration Open For Weekday Electronics Waste Collection Events In Allegheny County During May

Throughout May, the
Pennsylvania Resources Council will collect electronics for recycling on designated weekdays in Allegheny County.  

Through the generous support of the Allegheny County Health Department, PRC will conduct e-waste collection events on Mondays and Wednesdays in May in South Park.

“PRC helps residents conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of items not accepted in curbside pickup,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman.  “We need to divert these materials from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways and our environment, while others contain valuable recyclables.”

Registration currently is open for the four-week collection series taking place in South Park-- 

-- Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

-- Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17 & 24 from Noon – 3:00  p.m.

Participants must register in advance online at PRC’s website or by calling 412-488-7490 ×1.    

For a $5 participant fee*, individuals can drop off unlimited cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.) and video game consoles/DVD players.

For a FEE, individuals can drop off televisions, computer monitors and printers--

-- All Computer Monitors (flat screen & CRT) – $20 each

-- Televisions – $30 each

-- Console or Rear Projection TVs – $40 each

-- Printers – $5 each

*NOTE:  $5 participant fee waived if individual pays for disposal of TV, tires or other materials listed in the FEE section above.

“If you are interested in disposing of e-waste, sign up soon," says Spielman. "With a growing number of people concerned about responsibly stewarding resources, these events fill up quickly. Last year they all sold out.”

For weekday collection details, visit PRC’s website.

This 2023 PRC weekday e-waste collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department and Allegheny County Parks Department.

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, watershed and other initiatives. 

[Posted: April 24, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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