May 24, 2011 |

Hard to recycle events coming up this June, July, September

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has partnered with the Allegheny County Health Department, Colcom foundation and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA to provide and opportunity for area residents to properly dispose of a wide variety of materials at four "hard to recycle" collection events in 2011.

At the upcoming events, individuals can drop off televisions, e-waste, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries and tires without rims for recycling. Most items are collected for free, including televisions and computers in 2011.

Participant fees for tires, batteries and misc. e-waste are posted on the PRC Zero Waste Pittsburgh website at www.zerowastepgh.org.

A new partnership with Off The Floor Pittsburgh will enable individuals to drop off useable furniture such as dressers and beds at PRC collection events at no cost. Off The Floor then distributes the materials to local low-income families in need of furnishings. Visit www.offthefloorpittsburgh.org for more details concerning acceptable items.

At all 2011 collection events, individuals can drop off the following materials for reuse at no cost: medical equipment and supplies such as crutches, nebulizers and wheelchairs for distribution through Global Links; usable building materials such as light fixtures, doors and windows for resale by Construction Junction; and, gently used furniture including beds, dressers, tables and chairs for distribution by Off The Floor.

Hard to recycle events are planned for: aturday, June 11 at the Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Centre Drive, Robinson Township; Saturday, July 16 at Pittsburgh Brashear High School, 590 Crane Avenue; and, Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum.

All collections will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information regarding the collection events, visit www.zerowastepgh.org or call PRC at 412-488-7490 ext. 236.

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