PRC COLLECTION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on March 30, 2021

2021 collections to accept e-waste, tires, small Freon appliances, household chemicals and more

Mark your 2021 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from computers and tires to household chemicals and smoke detectors – at upcoming collection events in western Pennsylvania sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners.

“PRC provides residents with numerous options to conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials,” according to PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea.  “Since details vary for each of these opportunities, we encourage individuals to visit our website at www.prc.org or to call PRC at 412-488-7490 extension 3 for complete details.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PRC will incorporate safety measures including an advance registration system in 2021.  Registration will open for each event one month in advance.

“Again this year PRC is integrating procedures including advance registration and on-site logistics to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety,” according to Shea.  “To streamline the process at our events, we’re asking participants to wear face coverings and stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.  When preparing to attend one of these collections, participants should place all materials in their car trunks or truck beds.”

 

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS
LAUNCH Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena surface parking lots, Allegheny County

Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals.  A $20 fee covers disposal of up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of material per vehicle.  Loads exceeding 10 gallons/50 pounds will be subject to additional fees at discretion of on-site staff.

2021 HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTION SCHEDULE:

    • April 17PPG Paints Arena surface parking lots, Allegheny County
    • May 1North Park, Allegheny County
    • May 15Concurrent Technologies Corp. ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County
    • June 12Fairgrounds, Fayette County
    • June 26Wild Things Park, Washington County
    • July 24Freeport Area Middle School, Butler County
    • August 14Boyce Park, Allegheny County
    • September 11South Park, Allegheny County
    • October 9Bradys Run Park, Beaver County

Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/HHWregistration or by calling 412-488-7490×3. Registration for each event opens one month in advance.

The 2021 PRC household chemical collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Fayette County Commissioners, Fayette County Conservation District, Washington County, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania American Water, PPG and Pittsburgh Penguins, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, PPG Paints Arena, Washington Wild Things, Washington County Family Entertainment, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.

 

HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTIONS
LAUNCH Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, Allegheny County

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.

For a fee, individuals can drop off televisions and computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims).

2021 HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTION SCHEDULE:

    • May 22Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, Allegheny County
    • July 10Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County
    • July 31La Roche University, McCandless, Allegheny County
    • August 21Next Tier Connect @ Pittsburgh East, Monroeville, Allegheny County
    • August 28Bethel Park High School, Allegheny County
    • October 2Settlers Cabin Park, Allegheny County

Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/HTRregistration or by calling 412-488-7490×3.  Registration for each event opens one month in advance.

The 2021 PRC hard-to-recycle collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Colcom Foundation, Frazer Township, LANXESS, Pennsylvania American Water, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.

 

NEW IN 2021 — POP-UP E-WASTE COLLECTIONS
LAUNCH Tuesday, May 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling, North Hills, Allegheny County

Through the generous support of Sustainable Sewickley, PRC will conduct pop-up e-waste collection events on designated weekdays.  This pilot program takes place in May at two locations in Allegheny County.

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

  • NORTH HILLS – Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling, Allegheny County
    • Tuesday, May 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 6, from 2 – 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 11, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 13, from 2 – 6 p.m.
  • SOUTH HILLS – Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling, Allegheny County
    • Tuesday, May 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 20, from 2 – 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 25, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 27, from 2 – 6 p.m.

Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/PopUpEwaste or by calling 412-488-7490×3.  Registration for each event opens one month in advance.

The 2021 PRC pop-up e-waste collection campaign is sponsored by Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling and Sustainable Sewickley.

 

 

 

 

 

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