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May Compost Workshops

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on May 3, 2017

PRC will conduct seven Backyard Composting Workshops in May at a variety of locations throughout Allegheny County. “Backyard composting reduces the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from landfills, and instead turns yard waste and food scraps into a gardener’s best friend,” according to PRC Education Specialist Nancy Martin.  “Organic matter is a crucial […]

Chemical Collection Milestone

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on April 26, 2017

A collection event on Saturday, May 6, at the North Park Swimming Pool parking lot will provide Pennsylvania residents with the first of six opportunities to safely and cost effectively dispose of common household chemicals in 2017. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the PRC will hold events in Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria and Washington counties […]

Member Spotlight: NOVA Chemicals

Posted by: Admin West on April 26, 2017

Some Food for Thought: Plastic Packaging is one of the Solutions to Reducing Food Waste By Mike Cappelli, food packaging market manager, NOVA Chemicals Polyethylene Business The numbers are staggering. Approximately 40 percent of food in America is wasted. Each one of us throws away nearly 300 pounds of food each year.  And yet, one in […]

Categories: Uncategorized

Poster Challenge Winners Announced

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on April 17, 2017

Western Pennsylvania’s celebration of Earth Day 2017 will include a display of award-winning artwork created by local students who entered the 7th annual “Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge” sponsored by the Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership (SPAQP) and PRC. More than 2,100 students attending 37 public, parochial and private schools in a 10-county region […]

Categories: Education

ReuseFest 2017

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on April 5, 2017

Clean out the closets, the garage and the basement!  On Earth Day, PRC’s sixth annual ReuseFest will offer a one-day collection event for materials destined for reuse by local nonprofits. The festivities will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UPMC Passavant “green” parking lot off Babcock Boulevard in […]

Categories: Collection Events