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, Humane Animal Rescue, 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 -- group shot 2014

2018 Event Information

Saturday, April 21st 2018
10am – 2pm
Children’s Hospital Parking Lot
55th and Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh

Event will include the opportunity to drop off gently used items to support the mission’s of local nonprofits listed below.   Other activities will include our Reuse Marketplace including a mini “I Made It” Market, pop up shops, Earth Day activities, Food Trucks and more!  Check back for more details.



2018 Nonprofit Partners













2017 Event Recap

In 2017 PRC held ReuseFest in the spring at UPMC Passavant in McCandless Township and in the Fall at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.  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 events and to both UPMC Passavant and Lawrence County and Tri-County CleanWays for hosting and for all their assistance in preparation.

The nonprofits and charities including Global Links, Lawrence County Humane SocietyGoodwill, 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


Event Media

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