Household chemical collection Saturday
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of cleaners, paints, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals.
A collection event on September 17 in Allegheny County will provide Pennsylvania residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of household chemicals. The next household chemical collection hosted by the Pennsylvania Resources Council will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the South Park Wave Pool parking lot.
The cost to safely dispose of materials is $3/gallon, cash only. A certified contractor processes the hazardous wastes collected for proper disposal. Materials may be recycled, incinerated or safely buried in special landfills.
Since 2003, event organizers have collected and safely disposed of more than 4½ million pounds of chemicals from 45,000+ households during 80+ drive-thru PRC collections held in nine counties.
For information – and a complete list of items accepted – visit http://www.prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7452.