|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 more.
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?
All events run from 9am to 1pm.
We are just begining to schedule events for 2015, for more inforamtion on where to recycle materials in your area please visit our Recycling Resource Page or call 412.488.7490 ext. 236 for recycling options near you.
April 11, 2015
April 25, 2015
May 9, 2015
October 3, 2015
For questions email Sarah Alessio Shea
Materials Subject to Change
PA Resources Council wishes to thank all of our sponsors, partner organizations, volunteers, and contractors for making the 2014 Hard to Recycle Collections one of the most successful years ever in the ten plus year history of the events! PRC was excited and amazed by the response from the general public at this yearís events and it shows in the total amounts of participants and material recycled! PRC thanks eLoop, Liberty Tire, and the Appliance Warehouse for their amazing work this event season and the Allegheny County Health Department, NOVA Chemical, Duquesne Light Watt Choices, Colcom Foundationt, and The Heinz Endowments for their continued support of these events. See below for event and overall totals for 2014. We are looking forward to what 2015 will bring!
April 4th – Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills:
-1200 participants, 109,276 pounds of electronics, 209 CFLs, 282 tires, 700 cubic feet of polystyrene, 48 gallons of waste vegetable oil, 505 pounds of batteries, 52 pounds of CDs, DVDS, and VHS tapes
May 10th – Consol Energy Center (Washington County):
-435 participants, 52,847 pounds of electronics, 50 CFLs, 78 Tires, 350 cubic feet of polystyrene, 36 gallons of waste vegetable oil, 109 pounds of CDs, DVDs, and VHS Tapes
August 16th – Allegheny County Airport (West Mifflin):
-700 participants, 80,470 pounds of electronics, 300 CFLs, 175 tires, 700 cubic feet of polystyrene, 30 gallons of waste vegetable oil, 357 pounds of batteries, 108 pounds of CDs, DVDS, and VHS tapes
October 4th – Mall at Robinson:
-615 participants, 68,479 pounds of electronics, 375 CFLs, 272 tires, 700 cubic feet of polystyrene, 7 gallons of waste vegetable oil, 724 pounds of batteries, 134 pounds of CDs, DVDS, and VHS tapesl
-2950 participants, 311,072 pounds of electronics, 934 CFLs, 807 tires, 2450 cubic feet of polystyrene, 121 gallons of waste vegetable oil, 1587 pounds of batteries, and 403 pounds of CDs, DVDS, and VHS tapes
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!