Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on September 14, 2022

Throughout October, PRC will collect electronics for recycling on designated weekdays in Allegheny County.  Through the generous support of Allegheny County Health Department, PRC will conduct e-waste collection events on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October 2022 in North Park.

“PRC provides residents with numerous options to conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials not accepted in curbside pickup,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman.  “It’s important to divert these materials from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways or introduce dangerous toxic chemicals into our environment, while others contain valuable recyclable materials.”

Registration currently is open for the October collection events taking place at a drop-off location in North Park:

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. — REGISTER NOW

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 2 – 5 p.m. — REGISTER NOW

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

  • At no cost, participants can drop off cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.) and video game consoles/DVD players.
  • For a fee, individuals can drop off televisions, computer monitors and printers.

Participants must register in advance at https://prc.org/programs/collectionevents/alleghenyewaste/ or by calling 412-488-7490×1.

In the spring, PRC conducted weekday e-waste collections in South Park and collected 15,000 pounds of e-waste in 18 hours.

The 2022 PRC weekday e-waste collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department and Allegheny County Parks Department.