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LEARN TO COMPOST IN NOVEMBER

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 31, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Nearly one-quarter of your waste stream is compostable — everything from fruits and vegetables to crushed eggshells and shredded paper. Fall leaves provide some of the best raw materials for composting. Join PRC — online or in person — in November to learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall […]

Categories: Education

ZERO WASTE PUMPKIN DISPOSAL

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 28, 2022

PRC shares advice on how to celebrate a ZERO WASTE HALLOWEEN by properly disposing of pumpkins! WHOLE UNDECORATED PUMPKINS — Roast and enjoy as a snack, make pumpkin puree or soup, and incorporate into muffins or other treats. CARVED PUMPKINS — Smash them up and add to your compost bin or leave in the woods […]

Categories: Education

CREEPY CRAWLY COMPOSTERS

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 27, 2022

LEARN HOW BUGS HELP THE COMPOSTING PROCESS Despite their creepy appearance, most bugs play a valuable role in the composting process. Bugs have an important role in the composting process, although not all bugs are helpful.  The beneficial bugs aid in breaking down materials, preventing rot, and increasing decay rate.   CLICK ON THE FLYER […]

Categories: Education

ENTER “LENS ON LITTER” PHOTO CONTEST BY OCT. 31

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 18, 2022

Despite decades of efforts to improve recycling and waste management practices, Pennsylvanians still experience too much littering and illegal dumping in their communities. Since 2008, PRC has organized the Gene Capaldi “Lens on Litter” Photo Contest, which focuses on capturing ugly and avoidable examples of littering and galvanizing public commitment to solutions. PRC invites Pennsylvanians […]

Categories: Litter

REGISTER FOR A PRC COLLECTION EVENT

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 5, 2022

Registration required for the following upcoming collection events: Saturday, October 8 HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTION in Beaver County — REGISTER NOW Saturday, October 15 REUSE FEST in Allegheny County — REGISTER NOW Tuesdays and Thursdays in October E-WASTE COLLECTION in Allegheny County — REGISTER NOW  

Categories: Collection Events

OCTOBER “TRAVELING GLASS RECYCLING BIN” SCHEDULE

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on September 30, 2022

PRC’s Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program provides a free recycling service that rotates through a variety of locations in western Pennsylvania.  This innovative program provides residents with a higher quality glass recycling option than typical curbside programs, ensuring that glass deposited into the bin meets the highest standards and can be fully recycled. PRC Traveling […]

Categories: Glass Recycling

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS IN WESTERN PA

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on September 29, 2022

In October, PRC will conduct environmental education webinars to teach western PA residents principles of backyard composting and options for recycling a wide variety of materials.  Following online instruction, individuals will pick up their compost bins at PRC’s office in Pittsburgh. In Allegheny County, PRC will conduct an in-person Backyard Composting Workshop on October 6 […]

Categories: Education