Posted by: Stacy Albin on October 7, 2020


All materials collected at North Park on October 17 will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region.

Help neighbors in need while ridding your home of unwanted materials by donating gently used goods at PRC’s annual “ReuseFest” in Allegheny County.

PRC’s ninth annual ReuseFest in Allegheny County will take place:

Saturday, October 17

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North Park Swimming Pool parking lot

This one-of-a-kind drop-off event for gently used materials destined for reuse by numerous local nonprofit organizations will accept a wide variety of materials including

  • bedding/bath
  • bikes
  • clothing
  • furniture
  • kitchen items
  • medical supplies
  • pet supplies
  • school/office supplies
  • usable building materials

“ReuseFest enables nonprofits to provide local families with clothing, furniture, medical equipment and other essentials,” according to PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea.  “Now more than ever, donors can experience a true win-win by cleaning out their closets and garages while supporting nonprofits that will reuse donations in some fashion, whether reselling, repurposing or giving goods to those in need in our region.”

Nonprofits collecting materials at the October 17 event will include Brother’s Brother Foundation, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Free Store Wilkinsburg, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Humane Animal Rescue, Off the Floor, Reagan’s Journey, Society of St. Vincent DePaul and The Education Partnership.

At this 2020 collection, PRC will modify logistics to promote safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  All participants must 1) place all items in car trunk/truck bed  2) wear a face mask and stay in vehicle at all times  3) confirm details at before attending event.

ReuseFest is sponsored by UPMC with support from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Parks Department.

For a complete list of participant requirements and materials collected, visit  For additional information, call the Pennsylvania Resources Council at 412-488-7452.


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