Wednesday, May 31, 2023

PA Resources Council, Partners To Host Household Chemical Collection Events In Fayette, Washington Counties In June

In June,
Pennsylvania Resources Council and its partners will host household chemical collection events in Fayette and Washington counties to enable area residents to conveniently dispose of materials such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides.

The events will be held--

-- Fayette County: June 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center; and

-- Washington County: June 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Wild Things Park

A $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing of up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, electronic cigarettes, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals.  

Loads exceeding 10 gallons/50 pounds will be subject to additional fees at discretion of on-site staff.  Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.

All participants must register in advance by registering online or by calling 412-488-7490 ext. 1.  

When preparing to attend events, participants should pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.  The certified contractor will process the hazardous wastes for proper disposal.

According to the U.S. EPA, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds or more of cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides and other chemical products.

Upcoming Collection Events

Upcoming 2023 PRC household chemical collections will take place August 19 in Boyce Park, Allegheny County; September 9 in South Park, Allegheny County; and October 14 in Beaver County.

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

Collection Event Sponsors

The 2023 PRC household chemical collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Fayette County Commissioners, Fayette County Conservation District, Washington County Planning Commission, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania American Water, PPG and Pittsburgh Penguins, Styropek, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center, PPG Paints Arena, Washington Wild Things, Washington County Family Entertainment, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.

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. 

Related Articles:

-- PA Resources Council Launches Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events In Allegheny County June 3   [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Announces June Schedule Of Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Locations In Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Releases Interactive Map Of Glass Recycling Bin Locations Throughout Southwestern PA  [PaEN]

[Posted: May 31, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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