AUGUST 29 HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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 www.prc.org/HTRregistration.
“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 prc.org for updates before attending an event.”