PROPERLY PREPARE TO DROP OFF HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS AT 2020 EVENTS

Posted by: Stacy Albin on June 22, 2020

On Saturday, June 27, PRC will launch its 18th season of household chemical collections by hosting an event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wild Things Park in Washington County.

This event will introduce new safety measures and a modified fee structure ($20 flat fee) to offer a nearly contact-free event in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS ATTENDING A 2020 HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTION:

Participants must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Place all items in car truck or truck bed;
  • Wear a mask when speaking with on-site personnel;
  • Remain in vehicle at all times;
  • Bring exact change or check (payable to PRC);
  • Visit PRC’s website for updates before attending the event.

A flat fee of $20 per vehicle will include disposal of the following materials: aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals.

Oversized loads will be subject to additional charges at the discretion of on-site staff.  Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.

“PRC has scheduled five other household chemical collections to take place throughout 2020,” said Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager.  “Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all event dates, locations, acceptable materials and associated fees are subject to change, so we encourage residents to check prc.org for updates before attending an event.”

CLICK HERE for June 27 event details and a complete schedule of 2020 household chemical collections taking place in western Pennsylvania.

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