Posted by: Stacy Albin on September 21, 2020

On the heels of an extremely successful “ReuseFest” in Erie, PRC is busy planning a similar event to take place in Allegheny County in October.

The Pittsburgh area’s ninth annual large-scale collection of materials to be REUSED by local nonprofits will take place on Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. too 2 p.m. in the North Park Swimming Pool parking lot.

PRC’s “ReuseFest” – a 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 and more.

“This one-of-a-kind collection event provides area residents with an opportunity to responsibly donate a variety of unwanted but still usable items to multiple local nonprofits at one convenient location,” according to Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager.  “All materials donated at ReuseFest will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given 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
  • 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.

Categories: Collection Events