MAY 18 BLUE BIN WEBINAR INCLUDES Q&A SESSION AS PRC TEACHES HOW TO “RECYCLE RIGHT”
In conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s current blue recycling bin distribution program, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by taking part in a free online workshop. The 30-minute webinar, presented by the Pennsylvania Resources Council, spotlights bin use as well as options for disposing of hard-to-recycle materials.
A webinar taking place Tuesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. will enable Pittsburgh residents to ask questions about how to use curbside blue bins as well as how to properly dispose of scrap metal, tires, yard debris, household chemicals, e-waste and other items.
“Education is a key component of successfully transitioning to the bag-free collection system, and we’re excited to offer a variety of opportunities for residents to learn more about what goes in the bin and what does not,” said Teresa Bradley, Pittsburgh’s recycling supervisor. “While many people think they’re recycling correctly, they’re actually tossing in plastic containers – such as yogurt tubs, K-cups and take-out clamshells – that do not belong in a blue bin.”
Residents can register for the free May 18 webinar session — the final of 10 live sessions — at www.pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/recycling-blue-bins.
At any time after May 18, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by viewing a recorded webinar available on this City of Pittsburgh website.
By taking part in the May 18 live webinar — which concludes with a question and answer session — or viewing the recorded workshop online, individuals will learn how to prep and place recyclables in the blue bin. When using a blue bin, residents must loosely place recyclables in the bin and not in plastic bags. They can deposit glass and plastic bottles, jugs and jars (lids removed), aluminum and steel cans, and mixed paper. Clean cardboard must be flattened and placed into another box or bin for collection.
“The City of Pittsburgh is now offering residents a method that makes it easy for people to create the habit of single-stream recycling, which allows residents to combine all recyclable materials in one container,” said Mayor William Peduto. “Blue bins offer many advantages such as saving on costs for both residents and the City, providing high-value recyclables to the circular economy, and cutting contamination.”
The City’s two-year campaign provides 100,000+ blue recycling bins to all single family homes, duplexes and apartment buildings with five or fewer units. Phase 2 launched on May 3 and will serve central and eastern neighborhoods.
Learn more about the 2021 Blue Bin Rollout at www.pittsburghpa.gov, 311 City Response Center, Twitter @PGH311 and PGH.ST.