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PRC to hold collection events in October

 

October 3, 2017



Area residents have one last chance to clean out basements, garages, garden sheds – and medicine cabinets – in preparation for the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s final three collection events of 2017.

PRC will collect a wide variety of materials – ranging from pesticides and medication to tires and computers – at these events:

PCR Hard-To-Recycle Collection will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool parking lot.

Individuals can dispose of cell/home phones, CFL bulbs, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, UPS/servers, Zip drives, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens, stereo equipment and video game consoles/DVD players at no cost.

Participants will pay a fee to drop off televisions, computer monitors, printers, alkaline batteries, CDs/DVDs/floppy discs, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances, stereo speakers, tires (with and without rims) and VHS tapes.

A Household Chemical Collection is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Bradys Run Park Recycling Center, Beaver County.

Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon, some exceptions apply (cash only).

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day, PRC will partner with PA American Water to host three drop-off collection events in Allegheny County.

Nationwide, thousands of collection sites will enable patients, caregivers and pet owners to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at no cost.

PRC and PA American Water will sponsor these three collection events on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m .: Green Tree, Green Tree Borough Building, 10 W. Manilla Ave .; Mt. Lebanon, Medical Rescue Team South, 315 Cypress Way; and, Robinson, The Mall at Robinson, Sears parking lot, 100 Robinson Centre Dr.

For a complete list of collection locations nationwide, visit http://www.dea.gov.

All events are held rain or shine. For complete collection event information, visit http://www.prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7452.

 

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