Fall ReuseFest 2017
September 30th
10am – 1pm
Lawrence County Fairgrounds



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 non-profits.

PRC collaborates with a number of local nonprofits including Construction Junction, Global Links, Goodwill, Off the Floor Pittsburgh, the Animal Rescue League, Catholic Charities and more to provide the public with the opportunity to easily donate items that otherwise may have ended up in the trash. ReuseFest helped to connect these usable materials with great local non-profit organizations who found ways to give this material a second life, while benefiting those in need.

Contact Sarah Shea for questions about ReuseFest call 412-773-7156.

ReuseFest- FreeRide 2014  ReuseFest -- group shot 2014

We look forward seeing you at the event!

2017 Event Details

Fall ReuseFest
Saturday, September 30th
Lawrence County Fair Grounds, New Castle
10am to 1pm

Participating Non-Profits:  Construction Junction, Goodwill of Youngstown, Lawrence County Humane Society, and UPMC Medical Equipment Recycling Program

This event is held in Partnership with Lawrence County and Tri-County CleanWays Hard to Recycle Event and through the generous support of UPMC.  For details on what all is accepted at the Hard to Recycle event call (724)-658-6925 or check out the Lawrence County Special Collection Event Flyer.



Materials Collected at Fall ReuseFest


ANIMAL ITEMS: Dog and Cat Crates, Cages, Collars and Leashes, Metal Food Bowls, Dog and Cat Toys, Litter Boxes

BEDDING & BATH ITEMS: Bath towels and washcloths, hand towels, bath mats, blankets, dressers, end tables.

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:  Gently used clothing/shoes, accessories (e.g. handbags, belts, scarves), furniture, radios, clocks, lamps, etc

KITCHEN ITEMS:  Kitchen utensils, measuring cups, set of dishes, set of glassware, services bowls, silverware, tables and chairs.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES: Bandages/dressings bariatric commodes and scrubs (new or gently used up to XL) canes, crutches, hoyer lifts, lift/transport chairs, wheelchairs, nebulizers (no accessories unless new and in package), wheel chairs, rollator/wheeled walkers, shower seats, tub transfer benches, etc.

MEDIA:  Books, DVDs, CDs, Records Cassette Tapes

USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS: Doors,light fixtures, lumber (4’+), windows, etc.

VINTAGE ITEMS:  Jewelry, antiques, etc.

Fall ReuseFest Partners



Past Event Recap

Over the last five year over 1000 households in the Southwestern PA Region have participated in ReuseFest and, through our partner organizations, PRC collected and diverted tens of thousands of pounds of materials from local landfills. Everything from canes, crutches and wheelchairs to usable building materials, furniture and bicycles were donated and reused to benefit the local community.

To watch some of our partner organizations discuss what they received see below!

Media Coverage

PA Resources Council Hosting ReuseFest, KDKA, Pgh Today Live

ReuseFest in Mt. Lebanon focuses on 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Tribune Review

First Ever ReuseFest Begins Saturday, Pittsburgh Today Live

ReuseFest aims to help residents reduce clutter, find new uses for unwanted item, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

2016 Event Recap

On Saturday April 22nd, PRC held our 6th Annual ReuseFest event at UPMC Passavant in McCandless Township.  This event aims to divert material that can be reused from the landfill, by providing a variety of outlets through nonprofits and local charities.  We had over 300 cars by dropping off a number of items. PRC would like to thank UPMC for sponsoring the event and UPMC Passavant for hosting and for all their assistance in preparation.

The nonprofits and charities including Global Links, Goodwill, Off the Floor, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Animal Rescue League, MERP, Catholic Charities, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, and Brother’s Brother took in a large amount of material for reuse that was of exceptional quality.  We thank them for their participation in the event