ReuseFest

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

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 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

PRC will be hosting two ReuseFest events in 2017, thanks to the generous support from UPMC.  The spring event will be held in Allegheny County with a late summer/fall event set for the Lawrence County area.

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

 

 

 

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Materials Collected at Fall ReuseFest

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Fall ReuseFest Partners

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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