Previous Projects

Over the years, PRC has been fortunate to work with a diverse array of partners piloting new environmental stewardship initiatives that remain relevant in our region and across the Commonwealth. Explore the entries below to learn more about PRC’s previously implemented projects and their impacts.

Cans for Pets

Cans for Pets is a Pennsylvania Resources Council project aimed to aid shelter animals through responsible recycling. Together with Alcoa Foundation, Cans for Pets works with shelters across the country to increase aluminum pet food can recycling rates and raise funds for homeless animals – for every aluminum pet food can recycled, 5 cents is donated […]

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Pittsburgh Residential Recycling Bins

PRC has distributed 10,000+ residential recycling bins to Pittsburgh residents since the first pilot project launched in 2015.  PRC has supported this project through partnerships and financial support from the Buhl Foundation and Alcoa Foundation. With funding from the Buhl Foundation, PRC conducts a blue bin distribution program specifically for Northside residents. To register for […]

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Multi-Family Residences Recycling

PRC is working with fifteen multi-family residential units throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area to improve their recycling programs and decrease the amount of waste sent to local landfills. Oftentimes, multifamily residential units fall between regulatory cracks, especially when it comes to recycling. PRC is addressing this problem by providing recycling bins, educational materials, and informational […]

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Pop-Up Glass Recycling Events

In early 2019, PRC received sponsorship funds from Owens Illinois Inc. and CAP Glass to initiate residential glass recycling programs in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Since March 2019, PRC began pursuing the creation of regional glass collection infrastructure by creating a “pop-up” collection event model in select pilot communities. This model allowed PRC to bring […]

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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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