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Annual ReuseFest slated for June 13


Clean out the garage…the basement…the overflowing closets throughout the house because the region’s fourth annual large-scale collection of materials to be reused by local non-profits will take place on Saturday, June 13.

The Pennsylvania Resources Council’s annual “ReuseFest” – a one-of-a-kind drop-off event for materials destined for reuse by numerous local non-profit organizations – will accept a wide variety of materials including bikes, medical supplies, usable building materials, clothing and household goods, gently used furniture and mattresses, art supplies, pet supplies, backpacks and much more.

PRC’s “ReuseFest” will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at UPMC Passavant employee Tan parking lot in McCandless, Cumberland Road near Peebles Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.

“This one-of-a-kind collection event provides area residents with an opportunity to responsibly donate a variety of unwanted but still usable items to multiple local non-profits at one convenient location,” according to PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale. “All materials donated at ReuseFest will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region and around the world.”

“During the past three events, PRC has collected and diverted tens of thousands of pounds of materials from local landfills,” said Mr. Stockdale. “Items donated and reused to benefit the local community have included everything from canes, crutches and wheelchairs to cat carriers, light fixtures and literally the kitchen sink.” 

Non-profits collecting items at the 2015 event will include Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Global Links, Goodwill, Off the Floor Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and #PghGivesBack. The event is presented in association with UPMC, UPMC Passavant, UPMC Passavant Green Team and Passavant Hospital Foundation.

For a complete list of acceptable items and links to participating organizations, visit or call PRC at 412-488-7490 x236.


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