Posted by: Stacy Albin on July 27, 2020

PRC will host two household chemical collection events in August to provide Pennsylvania residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials.

Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cambria County

Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, 128 Industrial Park Road, Johnstown

 Saturday, August 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Allegheny County

Boyce Park Ski Lodge parking lot

 At these collections, PRC will incorporate new safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including an advance registration system required by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.


Participants must adhere to the following guidelines:

1)         Register in advance online at

2)         Place all items in car truck or truck bed

3)         Wear a mask when speaking with on-site personnel

4)         Remain in vehicle at all times

5)         Bring exact change or check (payable to PRC)

6)         Visit PRC’s website for updates before attending the event

A flat fee of $20 per vehicle will include disposal of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals. Oversized loads will be subject to additional charges at the discretion of on-site staff.  Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.

“This year PRC has introduced new procedures including advance registration and a $20 flat fee to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety during the current COVID-19 outbreak,” according to Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager. “Introduction of the flat fee structure enables PRC to offer a nearly contactless event.”

CLICK HERE for information concerning PRC’s other upcoming household chemical collections.

The 2020 PRC household chemical collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Washington County, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, NOVA Chemicals, PA Department of Environmental Protection, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Washington Wild Things, Washington County Family Entertainment and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

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