In October, PRC in partnership with the Beaver County Department of Sustainability and Waste Management will host a household chemical collection event to provide Pennsylvania residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of common chemicals such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides.
The final PRC household chemical collection of the season will take place on Saturday, October 9, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Bradys Run Park Recycling Center.
Participants must register in advance at prc.org/HHWregistration or by calling 412-488-7490 x1.
“New safety measures, including an advance registration system, reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff and enable PRC to offer a nearly contactless event,” according to PRC Deputy Director Sarah Alessio Shea. “To streamline the process at our events, we ask participants to pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.”
A $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals.
Loads exceeding 10 gallons/50 pounds will be subject to additional fees at discretion of on-site staff. Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.
For more information, visit prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7490 x1.
The October 9 event is the last of nine PRC household chemical collections conducted in 2021. Since launching household chemical collections in 2003, PRC and its partners have collected and safely disposed of more than 5 million pounds of chemicals from 50,000+ households in western Pennsylvania.
The 2021 PRC household chemical collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Fayette County Commissioners, Fayette County Conservation District, Washington County, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania American Water, PPG and Pittsburgh Penguins, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, PPG Paints Arena, Washington Wild Things, Washington County Family Entertainment, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.