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Household recycling event Saturday at Whole Foods


Each day, Americans throw away about 4.6 pounds of trash. However, a large amount of those common everyday items are thrown away can be reused or recycled.

In order to help the public do their part to recycle, Whole Foods Market and PRC, are teaming up with the City of Pittsburgh and Abitibi to provide individuals with the opportunity to easily recycle a number of common household items on Sat., May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The public will be able to recycle the following materials: CFLs, alkaline batteries, ink and toner cartridges, cell phones, wine bottle corks, Brita water pitcher filters, clean #5 plastics (i.e. yogurt containers), and paper products (including: office paper, junk mail, newspaper, cardboard, paperboard, magazines, catalogs, and hard back books). Brita water pitcher filters should be dry and wrapped in a plastic bag to recycle.

Paper products should be sorted in the following categories:

• Office paper, junk mail, newspaper, magazines, and catalogs

• Phone books

• Hardback books

• Cardboard and Paperboard

All items are free of charge to recycle and by recycling certain materials the public will help to support a handful of local organizations. Representatives from PRC will be on hand during the collection to answer questions about recycling. For more information, call Sarah from PRC at 412-488-7490 ext. 236 or Kim from Whole Foods Market at 412-441-7960 or visit

Whole Foods Market is located at 5880 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.


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