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PA Resources Council will hold special collection events in 2015

 


Mark your 2015 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from televisions and computers to household chemicals and usable building materials – at upcoming collections sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners.

“The Pennsylvania Resources Council provides residents of the commonwealth with numerous options to conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials,” according to PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale. “Since details vary for each of these opportunities, we encourage individuals to visit our website at http://www.prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7452 for complete details.”

Hard to Recycle collections will launch on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills parking lot in Frazer Township. A second collection will take place at this location on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Individuals can drop off “e-waste” such as computers, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost.

For a nominal fee, individuals can drop off alkaline batteries, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires.

Additional upcoming hard to recycle collections:

• April 25, Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, the second collection at this location in 2015.

• May 9, Washington Mall, Washington County.

• August 22, Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin.

• August 29, Heinz Field, Allegheny County.

• October 3, The Mall at Robinson, Allegheny County.

Household Chemical Collections will launch on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at North Park Swimming Pool parking lot.

Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon.

Additional upcoming household chemical collections:

• May 16, Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Cambria County.

• July 18, Washington Mall, Washington County.

• August 15, Boyce Park, Allegheny County.

• September 12, South Park, Allegheny County.

• October 10, Bradys Run Park, Beaver County.

A “ReuseFest” will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in employee parking lot of UPMC Passavant, Cumberland Rd. near Peebles Rd., McCandless.

Individuals can drop off items for reuse including medical equipment, usable building materials, clothing, furniture and more. The fourth annual ReuseFest supports local non-profits.

For complete collection event information, visit http://www.prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7452.

 

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