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 filled with toxic material that can leach into our waterways or introduce dangerous toxic chemicals into our environment. Others are filled with valuable recyclable materials that can negate the need for mining raw materials.

PRC is proud to offer services in Southwestern and Southeastern Pennsylvania to collect these types of materials. We work with local professionals to recycle them into new products or dispose of them with the least environmental impact possible.

Hard To Recycle Collections

PRC hosted its first Hard to Recycle collection event in Pittsburgh in the spring of 2003. This program has grown to include collections events at both ends of the Commonwealth which have collected over 2,500,000 lbs of electronics alone. PRC West will be hosting a minimum of 5 collection events across Allegheny County in 2020. […]

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Glass Recycling

In response to the sudden removal of glass from many residential recycling programs in the Pittsburgh area PRC launched a network of pop-up glass recycling events in March 2019. The pop-up sites are sponsored by local governments committed to recycling and who recognize that glass remains a recyclable material with vibrant demand in the regional and […]

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Household Chemical Collection Events

  PRC West has hosted Household Chemical Collection Events in Western Pennsylvania since 2003 with the support of many partners and volunteers. These events have directly resulted in the safe management of nearly 5,000,000 lbs of household chemicals. These events are restricted to household quantities of Household Chemicals. If you have materials generated by a business […]

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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Take-Back Days The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its program partner PA American Water are proud to once again be partnering with the DEA in 2019! Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 (click here for event flyer) Time: 10 AM till 2 PM Acceptable Items: Unwanted and expired medications, both prescription (non-controlled, controlled substances) […]

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Saturday, April 18th 2020 12pm – 4pm North Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot S Ridge Dr, Allison Park, PA 15101 Donate your gently used materials to be reused by local non-profits Event sponsored by:                  ReuseFest 2020 will be taking place at FutureFest – a 50th Earth Day Celebration.  […]

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