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PA Resources Council will host a variety of collection events in 2016


 Mark your 2016 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from computers and household chemicals to usable building materials and unwanted medications – at upcoming collections sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners.

 Details vary for each of the collection opportunities. Individuals should visit the PRC website at or call 412-488-7452 for complete details.

Hard-To-Recycle collections will launch on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Oakdale. 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.

Currently PRC is unable to accept televisions at these collections, but information is subject to change at a later date. Stay current by visiting

The full 2016 hard-to-recycle collection schedule includes:

• April 16, Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Oakdale;

• May 14, Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township;

• June 25, ANSYS, Inc., Canonsburg, Washington County;

• July 30, location to be announced;

• August 20, Century III Mall, West Mifflin; and,

• October 1, The Mall at Robinson, Robinson Township.

Household Chemical collections will begin on Saturday, May 7, 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.

 The 2016 household chemical collection schedule includes:

• May 7, North Park;

• May 21, Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County;

• July 9, Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington County;

• August 13, Boyce Park;

• September 17, South Park; and,

• October 8, Bradys Run Park, Beaver County;

DEA National “Drug Take-Back Day” is on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at numerous locations throughout region, including many municipal buildings and police departments.

 Individuals can drop off unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at no cost during U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide Drug Take-Back Day.

ReuseFest is on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in parking lot of Jefferson Middle School, 21 Moffett Street, Mt. Lebanon.

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

 For complete collection event information, visit or call PRC at 412-488-7452.


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