Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on June 9, 2021

In July, PRC will host two hard-to-recycle collection events in Allegheny County to enable area residents to conveniently dispose of numerous items not suitable for curbside recycling:

Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale

Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
La Roche University, McCandless
registration opens June 30

Participants will pay a fee to dispose of some materials (such as televisions and tires) while other items (such as cell phones and computer towers) will be accepted for free.

  • For a fee, individuals can drop off televisions, computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims).
  • At no cost, individuals can drop off cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens, video game consoles/DVD players and glass bottles, jugs and jars.

All participants must register in advance by visiting or by calling 412-488-7490×3. 

“To streamline the process at PRC events, we continue to require advanced registration for all attendees,” according to PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea.  “Out of an abundance of caution, we ask participants to stay in their vehicles and wear face coverings while speaking with event staff or during the unloading of their materials.  When preparing to attend, participants should place all materials in their car trunks or truck beds if feasible.”

For event information – including a complete list of items accepted and associated costs – visit or call PRC at 412-488-7490 x3.

The 2021 PRC hard-to-recycle collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Colcom Foundation, Frazer Township, LANXESS, Pennsylvania American Water, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.  The July events are held in partnership with Quaker Valley High School and La Roche University.

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