In May, PRC will host two household chemical collection events in western Pennsylvania to enable area residents to conveniently dispose of materials such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides.
Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. — REGISTER NOW
ALLEGHENY COUNTY – North Park Swimming Pool parking lot
Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. — REGISTER NOW
CAMBRIA COUNTY – Concurrent Technologies Corp. ETF Facility, Johnstown
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 discretion of on-site staff. Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.
All participants must register in advance by visiting prc.org/CollectionEvents or by calling 412-488-7490 ×1.
When preparing to attend events, 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 chemical products.
Upcoming 2023 PRC household chemical collections will take place 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.
For event information – including a complete list of items accepted – visit prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7490 x1.
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.