|HTR Contact: Sarah Alessio Shea
Phone: 412.488.7490 ext.236
The average American generates 4.6 pounds of trash PER DAY – but most Americans only recycle 1.5 lbs of such waste.
The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department and Colcom Foundation is providing opportunities for area residents to properly dispose of a wide variety of materials at “hard to recycle” collection events.
At these, individuals can drop off such item as televisions, e-waste (including computers, monitors, keyboards printers and more), cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, ink and toner cartridge, tires, and waste vegetable oil.
For more information on ReuseFest CLICK HERE
Covered Device Recycling Act
What is it?
Where can I recycle my electronic equipment?
Check out the upcoming E-Waste Collection Events held by PRC
Where can I find more information on this Act?
For questions email Sarah Alessio Shea
All events run from 9am to 1pm.
May 10th 2014
August 16th 2014
October 4th 2014
If there are no events taking place in your area please visit our Recycling Resource Page or call 412.488.7490 ext. 236 for recycling options near you.
Events are subject to change.
PA Resources Council wishes to thank all of our sponsors, partner organizations, contractors, and volunteers for making the 2013 Hard to Recycle Collections one of the most successful years ever in the ten plus year history of the events! 2013 brought some new partners into the mix including NOVA and the Appliance Warehouse who accepted polystyrene packaging material at all of this year’s events as well as GTECH who collected waste oil at our final event. PRC was excited and amazed by the response from the general public of the addition of these materials. As always PRC thanks our e-waste recycling partner eLoop LLC for their amazing work this event season and the Allegheny County Health Department for their continued support of these events. See below for event and overall totals for 2013. We are looking forward to what 2014 will bring!
April 20th – Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills:
-700 participants, 73,225 pounds of electronics, 325 CFLs, 3600 pounds of paper, and 700 cubic feet of polystyrene
June 8th – Steel City Harley Davidson (Washington County):
-370 participants, 46,287 pounds of electronics, 1000 CFLs, 1000 pounds of paper, and 490 cubic feet of polystyrene
August 17th – City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services:
-315 participants, 29,638 pounds of electronics, 50 CFLs, 1100 pounds of paper, and 1300 cubic feet of polystyrene
October 5th – Mall at Robinson:
-795 participants, 74,144 pounds of electronics, 75 CFLs, 1750 pounds of paper, 700 cubic feet of polystyrene and 36 gallons of waste oil
-2180 participants, 223,339 pounds of electronics, 1450 CFLs, 7450 pounds of paper, 3190 cubic feet of polystyrene, and 36 gallons of waste oil
A slideshow from the 2012 events CLICK HERE
Through the generous support from The Heinz Endowments, the Pennsylvania Resources Council is able to provide the following indoor recycling drop offs that are open to the public year-round:
Hours: 9 -5 Monday thru Saturday
Allegheny County South Park Permit Office
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F
City County Building
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
Allegheny County Office Building
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F excluding Holidays
Whole Foods Market
Hours; store hours
PRC thanks the Allegheny County Health Department, the City of Pittsburgh, CCI Center and Whole Foods Market for their continued participation in this successful program!