Collection Events

Approximately 50 percent of the waste that Americans generate every day is recyclable through traditional recycling means. On top of the paper, glass, metal, and glass, an additional 20 percent of our waste is recyclable through specialty recycling programs!

Materials like electronics, household chemicals, CFL lightbulbs, and more do not belong in landfills. Some are filled with toxic material that can leach into our waterways or evaporate into dangerous toxic chemicals. Others are filled with valuable recyclable materials that can negate the need for mining raw materials.

PRC is proud to offer services in Southwestern and Southeastern Pennsylvania to collect these types of materials. We work with local professionals to recycle them into new products or dispose of them with the least environmental impact possible.

Hard To Recycle Collections

PRC hosted its first Hard to Recycle collection event in Pittsburgh in the spring of 2003. This program has grown to include collections events at both ends of the Commonwealth which have collected over 2,500,000 lbs of electronics alone. In 2015 PRC East was forced to end its Hard to Recycle program as a direct […]

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Household Chemical Collection Events

PRC West has hosted Household Chemical Collection Events in Western Pennsylvania since 2003 with the support of many partners and volunteers. These events have directly resulted in the safe management of over 4,950,000 lbs of household chemicals. These events are restricted to household quantities of Household Chemicals. If you have materials generated by a business […]

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Pharmaceuticals

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Take-Back Days The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its program partner PA American Water are proud to once again be partnering with the DEA in 2017! Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 (click here for event flyer) Time: 10 AM till 2 PM Acceptable Items: Unwanted and expired medications, both prescription (non-controlled, controlled substances) and […]

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ReuseFest

Saturday April 22, 2017 10am – 2pm UPMC Passavant – Green Lot off Babcock Blvd McCandless, Allegheny County ReuseFest Flyer PRESENTED BY UPMC COLLECTING: ART SUPPLIES * BEDDING & BATH * BIKES * GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS * KITCHEN ITEMS * MEDICAL SUPPLIES * PET SUPPLIES * USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS * VINTAGE ITEMS What is ReuseFest? […]

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Farmers’ Market

In partnership with Mostardi’s Nursery in Newtown Square, PA, PRC is happy to host a Farmers’ Market from spring until winter. We work with local farmers and vendors to provide fresh, local food to the community and to promote PRC’s natural resource conservation efforts, educational classes, events, and more. Since its beginning in 2012, the […]

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