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Household chemical collection in Boyce Park

 


In August, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will host a household chemical collection event in Allegheny County to provide residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of common chemicals such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides. 

 Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/HHWregistration or by calling 412-488-7490 x3.

“New safety measures including an advance registration system reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff and enable PRC to offer a nearly contactless event,” according to PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea. “To streamline the process at our events, we ask participants to pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.” 

A $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals and photo and pool chemicals. 

Loads exceeding 10 gallons/50 pounds will be subject to additional fees at discretion of on-site staff. Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.

For more information, visit www.prc.org or call PRC at 412-488-7490 x3.

 

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