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Hard to recycle events scheduled

 


On Saturday, April 5, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will host the first of four 2014 “hard-to-recycle” collection events to enable individuals to drop off e-waste such as computers and televisions, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs, microwave ovens, used vegetable/cooking oil and polystyrene packaging material (EPS) at no cost.

The first PRC hard-to-recycle collection will take place Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum (parking lot near Dingbats).

Additional events are scheduled for:

Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Consol Energy Park, 1 Washington Federal Way, Washington 15301.

Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in West Mifflin, at a location to be determined.

Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Centre Drive, Robinson Township 15205.

“PRC works in partnership with a growing list of sponsors to make free collection of e-waste possible,” said PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale. “This year PRC is pleased to work in collaboration with Allegheny County Health Department, Colcom Foundation, Duquesne Light Watt Choices, The Heinz Endowments, LANXESS Corporation and NOVA Chemicals Corporation.”

While most items – including televisions and computers – will be collected free of charge, individuals will pay a nominal fee to drop off alkaline batteries, tires, small Freon appliances, fluorescent tubes, vacuum cleaners and small kitchen appliances.

For a detailed list of items accepted and the price structure, visit http://www.prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7490, ext. 236.

 

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