Saturday April 22, 2017
10am – 2pm
UPMC Passavant – Green Lot off Babcock Blvd
McCandless, Allegheny County
ReuseFest Flyer




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.

Saturday, April 22nd
UPMC Passavant Green Lot
ReuseFest Flyer
10am to 2pm

Earth Day Event Activites from 11am to 1pm Pop up shops, giveaways, food trucks and more



Materials Collected

ART SUPPLIES/ARTWORK  Art books, brushes and paints, drawings/paintings/photographs/prints, non-food containers, pencils, pens, sculptures, sketchbooks, etc.  NOTE:  No yarn or fabric accepted at ReuseFest.

BEDDING & BATH ITEMS  Bath towels/rugs, bed frames, bed pillows, blankets/comforters, dressers, end tables, shower curtains, shower rods.  NOTE:  All upholstered items or mattresses must be free of stains, rips and pet hair.

BIKING SUPPLIES & TOOLS  Bikes, bike parts, tools in working order (i.e. screw drivers, wrenches and allen keys), etc.

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS  Alarm clocks, gently used clothing/shoes, furniture, interior garbage/recycling containers, laundry baskets, lawn and hand tools (hammers, rakes, shovels, screw drivers, chisels), rolling suitcases, etc.

KITCHEN ITEMS  Kitchen utensils, measuring cups, services bowls, set of dishes, set of glassware, silverware, tables and chairs, tea pots, working countertop appliances, etc.

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

PET SUPPLIES  Bowls (stainless steel and ceramic), bungee cords, clean towels/blankets, digital kitchen scales, neck/boppy pillows, PVC pipe, rodent water bottles, silk plants/trees, etc.

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

VINTAGE ITEMS Records, manual typewriters, and ephemera

Partner Organzations

These great local nonprofit organizations will be in attendance collecting material at ReuseFest.  To Learn more about them click on their logos!

Animal Rescue League    bbflogo


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Past Event Recap

Over the last four year over 720 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 June 18th, PRC held our 5th Annual ReuseFest event at Mount Lebanon’s Jefferson Middle School.  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 almost 60 cars by dropping off a number of items. Most participants drove through more than once for a total of around 100 drop-offs! PRC would like to thank UPMC for sponsoring the event, Mount Lebanon School District for hosting and for all their assistance in preparation.

Though participation was lower than in other years, the nonprofits and charities including Global Links, Goodwill, Off the Floor, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Animal Rescue League, MERP, Catholic Charities, and Most Wanted Fine Art took in a fair amount of material for reuse that was of exceptional quality.

Goodwill: Filled over 10 Gaylord boxes of clothing, purses, shoes, household items, books, and other miscellaneous items.

Global Links:

  • 2 CPPAP/BiPAP machines
  • 8 pairs of crutches
  • 2 nebulizers
  • 238 Ibs of assorted medical supplies

Animal Rescue League:

  • 2 dog crates
  • 30 Ibs of towels and bedding
  • 3 dog bowls
  • 5 cat bowls
  • 10 lbs of cat and dog toys
  • 1 large dog neck cone

Off the Floor:

  • 5 dressers
  • 4 baby cribs
  • 6 bed frames
  • 3 table and chair kitchen sets

Catholic Charities: Received $850 worth of materials


  • 2 transport chairs
  • Bed Side Commode
  • 16” wheelchair
  • Wheeled walker
  • Folding walker
  • Bed buddie

Most Wanted Fine Art:

  • Miscellaneous tools
  • 5 tennis rackets
  • 2 skateboards
  • 1 snowboard

Free Ride:  15 Bicycles

Construction Junction:

  • 5 pallets and 1 trim cart of materials including
  • 40 wooden railroad signs
  • 5 bi-fold doors
  • 1 exterior glass door
  • Miscellaneous wooden trim and lumber
  • 6 sinks
  • Patio umbrella
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Miscellaneous tools