Programs

Conservation Workshops

PRC has been facilitating Conservation Workshops since 2000 to over 30,000 particpants.  These workshops teach the general public the importact of Backyard and Worm Composting, Watershed Awareness and Rain Barrels, Green Cleaning, and more.

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Collection Events

Approximately 50 percent of the waste that Americans generate every day is recyclable through traditional recycling systems. On top of the paper, glass, metal, and glass, an additional 20 percent of our waste is recyclable through specialty recycling programs! Materials like electronics, household chemicals, CFL lightbulbs, and more do not belong in landfills. Some are […]

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Zero Waste Pennsylvania

PRC is proud to offer a variety of Zero Waste services through our Zero Waste Pennsylvania (ZWPA) program. In 2009 Zero Waste Pittsburgh (ZWP) was created to provide waste reduction services and resources in Western Pennsylvania. Today, Zero Waste Pennsylvania provides waste reduction techniques to various commercial businesses, residents, institutions, and special events across the state. […]

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Schools

PRC has provided Environmental Education in schools statewide for over 50 years. The programs we provide designed to address the Pennsylvania State Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology and Science & Technology as well as other relevant standards across the curriculum.

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Projects

In addition to it’s permanent programs, PRC works with a number of foundations, businesses, municipalities and more on smaller or shorter-term projects. Click on the links below to learn more about what we’re working on right now!

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Regional Composting Infrastructure

PRC’s Program in Regional Composting Initiatives began in the fall of 2008 and had one overarching motivation: to maximize the regional environmental and employment benefits of the vast resource frontier of compostable waste. To that end, we have sought to help build, with partners, a composting infrastructure that maximizes the amount of compostable waste diverted to composting; […]

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