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PRC holding household chemical collection on Saturday

 

September 12, 2017



A collection event on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the South Park Wave Pool will provide Pennsylvania residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of common household chemicals.

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is organizing six events to collect household chemical products known as “household hazardous waste” such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of these products, typically found in kitchens, baths, garages, basements and garden sheds.

The next PRC household chemical collection will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the South Park Wave Pool parking lot.

The cost to safely dispose of materials at this collection is $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. Once collected and processed by the certified contractor, materials will be recycled, incinerated or safely disposed in special landfills.

Since launching household chemical collections in 2003, PRC and its partners have collected and safely disposed of well over 4½ million pounds of chemicals from nearly 50,000 households during more than 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.

 

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