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

Since 2003, Pennsylvania Resources Council has held Hard to Recycle collections in Southwestern PA. The goal is to provide responsible and convenient disposal for items that are not eligible for curbside recycling.  At these events, individuals have been able to recycle items such as e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, Freon-containing appliances, […]

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Glass Recycling

Many communities have lost access to glass collection services in their curbside recycling programs, but glass is still a highly valuable and recyclable commodity. PA communities and businesses can ensure that glass is recycled by supporting expansion of glass drop-off collection sites in our region. In 2020, PRC continues to pursue this goal with the […]

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Household Chemical Collection Events

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES: NEW FEE STRUCTURE & REGISTRATION REQUIRED  Since 2003, Pennsylvania Resources Council has hosted Household Chemical Collection Events in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The program is made possible with the support of many partners and volunteers. The events have directly resulted in the safe management of nearly 5,000,000 lbs of household chemicals. The events are […]

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Pharmaceuticals

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Take-Back Days Acceptable Items: Unwanted and expired medications, both prescription (non-controlled, controlled substances) and over-the-counter, in tablet, capsule, ointment, inhaler, powder, cream, or patch form. No sharps or needles of any kind, or liquids will be accepted. Cost to participate: Free of charge Locations: Multiple locations throughout western PA. Visit the DEA website for […]

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ReuseFest

ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by local nonprofits.  There are two events for communities in different parts of the Commonwealth. ReuseFest Erie Saturday, September 12 2020 • 10am to 2pm UPMC Health Plan • 380 E. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA […]

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