|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 scheduled in 2013.
At the upcoming events, individuals can drop off televisions, e-waste (including computers, monitors, keyboards printers and more), cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, ink and toner cartridge, paper for shredding.
Covered Device Recycling Act
What is it?
Where can I recycle my TV, Computer or other electronic items?
Where can I find more information on this Act?
All events run from 9 am to 1 pm and are rain or shine! For more information contact Sarah Alessio Shea.
Materials Collected for FREE:
Materials Collected for a FEE:
*Please keep paper separate from CDs and floppy disks. Binders, newspaper, metal, and food are not accepted. Paper may include staples, binder clips and paper clips. All material will be stored in locked truck and securely shredded off site by Business Records Management who will also supply all participants with a Certificate of Destruction Paper will be recycled once shredded, CDs and Floppy Disks will not
PRC's Hard to Recycle Collections team went back to its roots in 2012! Event participants dropped-off a variety of e-waste, including computers, monitors, keyboards printers, televisions, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, and ink and toner cartridges.
The 2012 e-waste and other collections were highly successful thanks to our terrific partners, Thanks to eLoop, Business Records Management, the Allegheny County Health Department, Steel City Harley Davidson, the Mall at Robinson, and the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills and all of our amazing volunteers!
2012 Results: 1,420 residents helped ZWP us to recycle 155,657 pounds of electronics, over 400 CFLs and 3,500 pounds of paper.
For a photo recap CLICK HERE
A slideshow of the 2011 HTR events is also available.
Abitibi Paper Retriever – Find paper recycling drop off near you!
Allegheny County Recycling Resource Directory
Appliance Warehouse –Freon and Non Freon containing Appliance Recycler. Also accepts Styrofoam (formed packing Styrofoam only) for recycling at no charge. Call ahead.
CCI Center – Batteries, CFLs, Ink and Toner Cartridges, and Cell Phones here
City of Pittsburgh’s Environmental Services
Construction Junction – Recycle or purchase surplus building materials
Earth 911 – Find places to recycle almost anything near you!
Household Chemical Collections –
dispose of paint, pesticides, automobile fluids and more at these one day drop off events.
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse – Donate gently used art and craft supplies, fabric, yarn, and other materials that might be useful for educational or creative projects.
ReFuel Pgh – Drop offs for used waste oil
Waste Management – Box up and mail your batteries, CFL's and electronics right from your very home.
E Loop LLC – Local Electronics Recycler
eLoop, LLC Demanufacturing Center:
625 Plum Industrial Court
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Phone: (724) 519-7646
For a list of E loop's Regional Collection Centers CLICK HERE
Retailer Recycling Programs:
Best Buy – takes certain e-waste at local stores
Staples – Recycle electronics through Staples
The Home Depot – Recycle your CFLs and rechargable batteries at local stores
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
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CFL drop off at CCI is now sponsored by Duquesne Light Watt Choices Program!! Thanks Duquesne Light
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!