Posted by: Stacy Albin on November 9, 2020

PRC will host the final household chemical collection event of its 2020 campaign to provide Pennsylvania residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials:

 Saturday, November 21

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fayette County Fairgrounds

“This year PRC has introduced new procedures at its seven household chemical collection events including advance registration and a new fee structure to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety during the current COVID-19 outbreak,” according to PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea.  “Thus far in 2020, PRC has arranged for the responsible disposal of more than 364,000 pounds of household chemicals.”

A $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons/50 pounds 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.

Participants at this collection event must adhere to the following guidelines: 1) register online in advance 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.

Participants must register in advance at


Since launching household chemical collections in 2003, PRC and its partners have collected and safely disposed of more than 5 million pounds of chemicals from 50,000+ households in western Pennsylvania.

Categories: Collection Events