Household Chemical Collection Events

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on April 23, 2015

Collections to accept household cleaners, automotive fluids, paints and much more

A collection event on Saturday, May 2, 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 2015.

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will hold events in Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria and Washington counties to collect household chemical products known as “household hazardous waste” such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of these products.

The first PRC drive-thru household chemical collection of 2015 will take place on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Park Swimming Pool parking lot in Allegheny County.

The cost to safely dispose of materials at all collections will be $3/gallon, cash only.

2015 PRC household chemical collection events will take place:

  • May 2 – Allegheny County (North Park)
  • May 16 – Cambria County (Concurrent Technologies Corporation)
  • July 18 – Washington County (Washington Mall)
  • Aug. 15 – Allegheny County (Boyce Park)
  • Sept. 12 – Allegheny County (South Park)
  • Oct. 10 – Beaver County (Bradys Run Park)

Since 2003, event organizers have collected and safely disposed of more than 4 million pounds of chemicals from 40,000+ households during 70+ drive-thru collections held in nine counties.  A certified contractor processes the hazardous wastes for proper disposal, and materials may be recycled, incinerated or safely buried in special landfills.

For information – and a complete list of items accepted – click here or call 412-488-7452.

The 2015 household chemical collection campaign is a project of the Pennsylvania Resources Council in conjunction with The Heinz Endowments, UPMC, Colcom Foundation, AAA East Central, Pennsylvania American Water, LANXESS, PA Department of Environmental Protection, NOVA Chemicals, Allegheny County Health Department, Beaver County, Cambria County, Washington County and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

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