Upcoming Webinars

PRC is now offering numerous webinars as a more convenient, flexible way to educate Pennsylvania residents who desire learn more about how they can take part in PRC’s mission: To lead and promote individual and collective action to prevent waste and conserve Pennsylvania’s environmental resources for each generation.

Click the tabs below for details, dates and registration information for the webinars currently available.

Recycling and Waste Reduction

RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION 

Audience: Anyone in Pennsylvania!

PRC shares answers to common questions surrounding residential, curbside recycling such as:

Lids on? Lids off? Rinse? Wash? Labels on? Labels off? Which plastics are acceptable? What about a window? Broken plastic toys? Electronics? Tires? Plastic bags? Polystyrene? Appliances? Textiles? What materials are accepted curbside? What about hard-to-recycle items and household hazardous waste? Unwanted pharmaceuticals? Organic debris?

Learn recycling best practices and join us from ANYWHERE in Pennsylvania or other states. The webinar will also briefly cover general waste reduction, reuse and recycling topics as well as specifics about where to recycle common materials.

COST: FREE

Click on available dates to register:

July 15, 2020: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

*Please note: A confirmation email will be sent with additional webinar details shortly after completing the registration form. Be sure to check your junk/spam folders if you cannot locate this email in your main inbox. Contact [email protected] if you have any issues.

 

Backyard Composting

BACKYARD COMPOSTING

Audience: Southwestern PA only!

Are you unsure what to do with your kitchen, garden, and yard scraps? Would you like natural, home-made compost for your lawns and gardens in the spring? Expand your recycling efforts to include kitchen scraps and yard debris by signing up for a Backyard Composting webinar to turn your yard waste and food scraps into a valuable resource for your garden.

This webinar thoroughly covers the importance and benefits of composting, the process, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance, and ways of using finished compost.

Webinar attendees will receive a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin with attendance. This bin is an ideal bin for urban and suburban areas and has an 82-gallon capacity. Upon event registration and payment confirmation, participants will be provided with a link to claim an appointment to pick-up a compost bin.

COST: $70, includes webinar and one compost bin

Click on available dates to register:

July 14, 2020: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

July 29, 2020: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

*Please note: Check both webinar dates and compost bin pick-ups to confirm that you can attend one of each before completing registration and payment. Upon event registration and payment confirmation, you will receive instructions to schedule an appointment to pick-up a bin.

Compost Bin Distribution Dates 

Compost bin distribution location is at PRC’s Western Office (828 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233). Please schedule a pick-up appointment upon payment.

Wednesdays: (July 15, 22, 29 and August 5) from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fridays: (July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel

WATERSHED AWARENESS & RAIN BARREL 

Audience: Southwestern PA only!

Description: Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water. They supply non-chlorinated water for gardening, connecting to your downspout to collect and store rain water from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, streams and rivers.

Register for this webinar to learn about the problems associated with stormwater run-off and learn watershed-friendly landscaping techniques and ways to conserve water in your home.

Participants in Southwestern PA will receive a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel.

COST: $80, includes webinar and one rain barrel

Click on available dates to register:

July 8, 2020: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

July 21, 2020: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

*Please note: Check both webinar dates and compost bin pick-ups to confirm that you can attend one of each before completing registration and payment. Upon event registration and payment confirmation, you will receive instructions to schedule an appointment to pick-up a barrel.

Rain Barrel Distribution Dates 

Rain barrel distribution location is at PRC’s Western Office (828 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233). Please schedule a pick-up appointment upon payment.

Wednesdays: (July 15, 22, 29 and August 5) from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fridays: (July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Municipal Solid Waste Topics

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TOPICS

Audience: This webinar series is targeted at public administrators looking to better understand the role of municipal recycling in the circular economy. Though information in the webinar series is focused to Southwestern Pennsylvania, these webinars will be helpful for any local government administrators or officials that desire to understand industry dynamics behind glass recycling and how various drop-off collection programs can keep glass recycling active in your community.

For questions about this webinar series, please contact [email protected].

Click on available dates to register:

Please check back for additional webinar topics and dates.

GLASS RECYCLING

Previously offered: May 13 and June 24, 2020

Description: Local government administrators and officials are increasingly faced with gaps in recycling service delivery, with glass recycling being one of the most salient changes today. We will discuss: Why is my community’s contracted hauler removing glass from our residential curbside contract? Is there really “no market” for glass containers? How can we as public administrators continue to offer quality collection services and sustainable management of these valuable materials?

Public administrators participating in this webinar will also be introduced to PRC’s services that municipalities may engage to implement glass recycling collections within their communities. PRC will provide details and associated costs for each of these programs, providing local government administrators and elected officials with the information needed to offer glass recycling collection services to their communities in 2020.

*Please note: A confirmation email will be sent with additional webinar details shortly after completing the registration form. Be sure to check your junk/spam folders if you cannot locate this email in your main inbox. Contact [email protected] if you have any issues.