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. PRC West is celebrating our 15th year of Hard to Recycle Collection events 2017 with five […]

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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, October 28, 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

Fall ReuseFest 2017 September 30th 10am – 1pm Lawrence County Fairgrounds PRESENTED BY UPMC   What is ReuseFest? Started in 2012 through the generous support of the Sprout Fund and other local sponsors, ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by Pittsburgh […]

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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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