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According to the EPA, the average America generates 4.4 pounds of waste every day. Approximately 75 percent of that waste is recyclable through either traditional or specialty recyclers. Navigate the pages below to find more information about the best and most sustainable ways to recycle your materials.

Stop Junk Mail

Junk mail is a problem faced by just about every family in the United States. Junk mail causes huge environmental issues across the planet, and is just plain annoying. According to a report by Forest Ethics, the average home receives approximately 850 pieces of junk mail every year – in total leading to over 100 billion […]

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Multi-Family Recycling Guide

Since the enactment of Pennsylvania Act 101 in 1988 by Governor Bob Casey, access to traditional recycling service is mandatory for the vast majority of Pennsylvanians, including multi-family residents. Multi-family residences are buildings that house multiple family units and can range from houses retrofitted into multiple separate living units to large condominium complexes. In Pittsburgh […]

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What can I recycle?

According to the EPA, Americans produce approximately 4.4 pounds of waste every day. 75 percent of this waste is recyclable, though typically only about 30 percent finds it’s way to the proper receptacle. Use the pages below to find the best ways to recycle the materials in your home!

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Recycling Resources By County

WHERE, WHAT & HOW TO RECYCLE depends on the area of which you reside. Recycling infrastructure varies from county to county, even neighborhood to neighborhood. Whether you are just starting to Recycle or have been Recycling for years, it’s important to learn about the specific Recycling guidelines pertinent to where you live. This page offers Recycling Resources listed by […]

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Composting

Connecting with nature in the garden is nurturing, therapeutic, and fun! From preparing our garden beds on the first day that the soil can be worked to garden cleanup in the fall, we look to one of the gardeners’ best friends – COMPOST! We now know that a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, […]

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Watersheds, Rain Barrels, and Rain Gardens

The water you drink today could be the same water (or water molecules) that a dinosaur bathed in millions of years ago? Planet Earth will never create new water. (A compelling reason to protect and conserve this precious resource!) The way that we live on the land has a direct impact on the quality of […]

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Fighting Litter

Litter is a huge problem for Pennsylvania, as it negatively impacts the environment, public safety, and our economy. Put simply, litter is trash that is in the wrong place – our neighborhoods, cities, public land, waterways, and roadways, instead of trash cans and recycling bins. The major contributing factors to litter is – litter. People are […]

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Get Involved

Protecting our environment is something that we can all get behind. PRC is constantly working to conserve our state’s resources, but we need your help to do it! From volunteering at collection events, to becoming a member, to taking one of our educational workshops, there are plenty of ways to get involved with PRC and […]

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Act 101

Act 101 of 1988 – The Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act What Inspired Act 101 Act 101 was created to meet several parallel challenges facing Pennsylvania’s waste management system in the mid 1980’s. In 1984 the United States Congress enacted amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976. These amendments […]

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