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PRC TO HOST APRIL 15 HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTION AT PPG PAINTS ARENA
2023 PRC collection campaign launches with event sponsored by PPG & Pittsburgh Penguins
Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will launch its 2023 household chemical collection campaign on April 15 by hosting a drive-thru event at PPG Paints Arena to provide Pennsylvania residents with an opportunity to safely dispose of household cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous components.
This first PRC household chemical collection of 2023 – presented by PPG and Pittsburgh Penguins – will take place on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena’s surface parking lots in Pittsburgh.
“It’s critical to divert household chemicals from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways or introduce dangerous toxic materials into our environment,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman. “Since launching household chemical collection events in 2003, PRC and its many partners have facilitated the safe management of 6.5 million pounds of household chemicals collected at more than 100 events.”
At the April 15 event, a $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, electronic cigarettes, 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 the discretion of on-site staff.
Participants must register in advance. CLICK HERE
“As part of PPG’s ongoing focus on sustainable business practices and product stewardship, we encourage community members to safely and responsibly dispose of any unused paint products,” said Jennifer Dodson, PPG director, customer sustainability. “We applaud PA Resources Council for taking the initiative and providing a convenient and effective way to properly dispose of these types of common household products.”
When preparing to attend this drive-thru event, participants should pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials. The certified contractor will process the hazardous wastes for proper disposal.
According to the U.S. EPA, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds or more of cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous components. While these products are safe to use if proper precautions are taken, problems generally arise via improper use or disposal.
Upcoming 2023 PRC collections will take place May 6 in North Park, Allegheny County; May 20 in Cambria County; June 17 in Fayette County; June 24 in Washington County; Aug. 19 in Boyce Park, Allegheny County; Sept. 9 in South Park, Allegheny County; and Oct. 14 in Beaver County.
The 2023 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 Planning Commission, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania American Water, PPG and Pittsburgh Penguins, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center, PPG Paints Arena, Washington Wild Things, Washington County Family Entertainment, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.
CLICK HERE for more information about household chemical collection events or call PRC at 412-488-7490×7.