Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on September 8, 2021

Following an extremely successful launch in the spring, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will continue a pilot program to collect electronics for recycling on designated weekdays in October at two locations in Allegheny County.

Through the generous support of Sustainable Sewickley, PRC will conduct pop-up e-waste collection events on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October 2021 at Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling locations in North Hills (Reserve Township) and South Hills (Baldwin Borough).

“The response to our spring weekday disposal opportunity was impressive and certainly reinforced the notion that people truly want to responsibly dispose of electronics,” according to PRC Recycling Operations Specialist Josh Schuneman.  “We processed 20,452 pounds of TVs, computers and other electronics collected in just 32 hours, that’s more than 600 pounds of electronics dropped off per hour of operation.”

All individuals attending a weekday collection in October will pay a $5 participant fee, which will cover the cost of disposing cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.) and video game consoles/DVD players.

For an additional fee, individuals can drop off televisions, computer monitors and printers.

Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/PopUpEwaste or by calling 412-488-7490×1.

NORTH HILLS — register now 
Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling, 408 Hoffman Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tuesday, Oct. 5, from Noon – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 7, from 2 – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 12, from Noon – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 14, from 2 – 5 p.m.

SOUTH HILLS — register now
Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling, 900 Horning Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Tuesday, Oct. 19, from Noon – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 21, from 2 – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, from Noon – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 28, from 2 – 5 p.m.

“In addition to the advance registration process, PRC is integrating on-site procedures to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety,” according to Schuneman.  “To streamline the process at our events, we ask participants to place all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.”

The 2021 PRC pop-up e-waste collection campaign in Allegheny County is sponsored by Sustainable Sewickley, Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling and eLoop LLC.