Posted by: Stacy Albin on July 30, 2020

Registration is open for PRC’s August 29 hard-to-recycle collection event in Monroeville.  At this collection, PRC will incorporate new safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including an advance registration system required by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.

Individuals can dispose of numerous items not suitable for curbside recycling on Saturday, August 29, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Next Tier Connect @ East Pittsburgh, 4350 Northern Pike, Monroeville.

All participants must register in advance by visiting

“This year PRC is introducing new procedures including advance registration to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety during the current COVID-19 outbreak,” according to Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager.  “To streamline the process at our events, we’re asking participants to wear face coverings, pay by credit/debit cards if possible and stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.  When preparing to attend one of these collections, participants should place all hard-to-recycle materials in their car trunks or truck beds.”

Participants will pay a fee to dispose of some materials (such as televisions and tires) while other items (such as cell phones and microwave ovens) will be accepted for free.

PAY FOR DISPOSAL: Televisions, computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims);

FREE DISPOSAL: Cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, glass bottles/jugs/jars, microwave ovens and video game consoles/DVD players.

CLICK HERE for complete collection event information – including a list of items accepted and associated costs.

“All participants who register for a time slot are guaranteed the opportunity to dispose of their materials,” said Shea.  “Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all event dates, locations, acceptable materials and associated fees are subject to change, so we ask residents to check for updates before attending an event.”

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