Final HHW Collection of the Season – Oct. 12

Posted by: Sarah Shea on October 7, 2019

Final collection event of 2019 to accept household cleaners, automotive fluids, paints and much more.

Western Pennsylvania residents will have one more opportunity in 2019 to safely dispose of hazardous chemical products commonly found in their homes at an October 12 collection event at Bradys Run Park sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners.

The event is the final of seven collections that PRC will hold in 2019 to collect common household chemical products known as “household hazardous waste” such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of these products.

This Beaver County collection will take place on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Bradys Run Park Recycling Center.

The cost to safely dispose of materials at this collection is $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. Once collected and processed by the certified contractor, materials will be recycled, incinerated or safely disposed in special landfills.

For information – and a complete list of items accepted – visit www.prc.org or call the Beaver County Department of Waste Management at 724-770-2064.


POLYSTYRENE RECYCLING AT THIS EVENT

Individuals can drop off polystyrene at this Beaver County collection event. PRC and NOVA Chemicals are again partnering to collect expanded polystyrene (EPS), the white foam packaging material that protects many electronics, appliances and other home products during shipping/transport. The collected pieces of loose foam will be processed into blocks of compressed material that can be more efficiently shipped. A recycler will take these blocks and reprocess them into plastic pellets that can be used to make new items such as picture frames, crown molding and clothes hangers.