ReuseFest set for FutureFest 2019

Posted by: Sarah Shea on January 24, 2019

This year PRC in partnership with Communitopia is excited to announce that ReuseFest will be taking place on April 20th at FutureFest in Buhl Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

FutureFest 2019 is a future-focused, fresh take on Earth Day.
Visitors will get a glimpse of the world of tomorrow through art, demonstrations, performance, science, food, hands-on activities, and fun for all ages. A large, public festival, it’s the result of collaboration between many stakeholder organizations, working across different sectors, with the same goal of celebrating our successes and helping visitors imagine Pittsburgh’s achievable, sustainable future.

2019 FutureFest is sponsored by UPMC with support from Green Mountain Energy, Natrona Bottling Company, Allegheny Center Alliance Church, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R), 90.5 WESA and WYEP 91.3.


Show your FutureFest scavenger hunt sheet at the Children’s Museum’s Admissions Desk and receive a discount of $5 off (up to 4 people).  Offer valid April 20, 2019 only.


In its third year, FutureFest will also include a ReuseFest collection event.  FutureFest and ReuseFest are sponsored by UPMC.



ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by Pittsburgh non-profits.

PRC collaborates with a number of local nonprofits to provide the public with the opportunity to easily donate items that otherwise may have ended up in the trash. ReuseFest helped to connect these usable materials with great local non-profit organizations who found ways to give this material a second life, while benefiting those in need.

This year we will be working with the following nonprofits:

Brother’s Brother
Construction Junction
Dress for Success Pittsburgh
Free Ride Pittsburgh
Free Store Wilkinsburg
Global Links
Goodwill of Southwestern PA 
Grow Pittsburgh
Humane Animal Rescue
Off the Floor Pgh
Propel Northside Community Wellness Center
Pittsburgh Center of Creative Reuse
The Education Partnership

For more information on ReuseFest check out the Collection Event Page or contact [email protected]