Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on May 4, 2022

PRC will launch its 2022 HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTION campaign by hosting an event at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Throughout the summer and fall, four hard-to-recycle collections held in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department will enable individuals to responsibly recycle a wide variety of items not accepted in curbside collection such as e-waste, tires and small Freon appliances.

“It’s important to divert electronics and other hard-to-recycle materials from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can harm the environment, while others contain valuable materials that can be recycled,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman. “This year marks PRC’s 20th season of hosting hard-to-recycle collection events, and we’re proud to report that since 2003 PRC has facilitated the safe management of 3,350,000 pounds of e-waste collected from more than 40,000 households.”

At hard-to-recycle collections, participants will pay a fee to dispose of some materials (such as televisions and tires) while other items (such as cell phones and computer towers) will be accepted for free.

  • For a fee, individuals can drop off televisions and computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims).
  • At no cost, individuals can drop off cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens, video game consoles/DVD players and glass bottles, jugs and jars.

Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/CollectionEvents or by calling 412-488-7490 x1.

all events take place in Allegheny County
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • June 4 – Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township
  • July 23 – Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale
  • July 30 – Next Tier Connect @ Pittsburgh East, Monroeville
  • October 1 – Settlers Cabin Park

“As PRC celebrates its 20th season of hosting hard-to-recycle collection events, we thank our many partners, funders, volunteers, supporters and individuals who have participated in our events over the years,” said Spielman.  “We are proud of the positive impact we’ve had on the environment, and we invite those just learning of these vital programs to join us in 2022 by attending an event, volunteering or becoming a member.”

The 2022 PRC hard-to-recycle collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Colcom Foundation, Frazer Township, LANXESS, Pennsylvania American Water, 11 Cares and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.


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