Electronics Recycling

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Volunteer Opportunities with PRC Thank you for your interest in helping PRC prevent waste and conserve resources for each generation! Volunteers like you make our work across the Commonwealth possible, and make it a whole lot more fun, too. Please see below for our current volunteer opportunities. If you would like to sign up to […]

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Electronics

In 2010, the PA state legislature passed a law banning many electronic devices – including televisions and computers – from landfills and incinerators.  The law also requires that manufacturers of these devices pay the costs of providing residents with free and convenient recycling alternatives. Since the law took effect in 2013, many unexpected consequences of […]

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Hard To Recycle Items

What is Hard to Recycle? Hard to Recycle is any item that you cannot easily recycle in your curbside collection program, such as tires, Freon-containing appliances, fluorescent tubes, etc.  These items, in some cases, cannot be placed in landfills in Pennsylvania, as they can leach harmful chemicals when not recycled properly. While these materials may […]

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Collection Events

Approximately 50 percent of the waste that Americans generate every day is recyclable through traditional recycling systems. On top of the paper, glass, metal, and glass, an additional 20 percent of our waste is recyclable through specialty recycling programs! Materials like electronics, household chemicals, CFL lightbulbs, and more do not belong in landfills. Some are […]

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Hard To Recycle Collections

Since 2003, Pennsylvania Resources Council has held Hard to Recycle collections in Southwestern PA. The goal is to provide responsible and convenient disposal for items that are not eligible for curbside recycling.  At these events, individuals have been able to recycle items such as e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, Freon-containing appliances, tires, and more. Over the […]

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PRC’s E-Steward Certification

PRC’s Role as an E-Steward PRC commits to the safe, ethical, and responsible recycling of electronic waste through recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN), as an E-Steward. The designation recognizes Cities, companies, and nonprofits taking concrete measures to eliminate the export of hazardous electronic waste (e­-waste). As a result, e-waste is not shipping to […]

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Butler & Armstrong County E-Waste & Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Made possible by the support of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, PRC is excited to bring electronic recycling and household hazardous waste disposal to Butler and Armstrong Counties! Registration is required. Registration opens one month in advance of each collection date. Please see below for event details, accepted items, and registration links.  While registration is free, there […]

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Electronic Recycling Collection in Delaware County

Made possible by the support of the Law Office of Winifred M. Branton, Delaware County and Delaware County Parks and in partnership with Covanta, PRC is excited to bring electronic recycling to Delaware County! Registration is required. While registration is free, there are some fees associated with recycling certain materials, which will be collected on site. Please see […]

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