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Volunteers are an essential part of each and every collection event, and volunteering is a great way to make a positive impact on the environment of Southwestern PA!

To learn all about our household chemical (HHW) and pharmaceutical collections, environmental initiatives and volunteer opportunities, please sign up for our E-blast.

What does a volunteer do?
As a collection volunteer, you will:

  • Participate in a brief training session prior to the start of your event
  • Perform tasks such as directing traffic, taking surveys, handing out educational materials- and much more!

Volunteers can work full or half-day shifts:

  • Full-day shift: 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Approximate, end of shift may be earlier)
  • Morning shift: 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon shift: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

If you want to volunteer for or host/sponsor a Household Chemical or Pharmaceutical Collection, please e-mail Michael Stepaniak or call him at 412-488-7452.

Volunteer Recognition
PRC realizes the importance of volunteers - without your help, we would not be able to offer HHW and pharmaceutical collection events to the residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania. We would like to sincerely thank all of our past volunteers for their participation, and hope that many of you will continue to work with us in 2013!

To show our appreciation, all volunteers at collection events will receive the following free of charge:        

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Disposal of HHW (up to 10 gallons), a $20 dollar value
  • That warm fuzzy feeling that comes from helping a good cause!

PRC’s HHW and Pharmaceutical Collection program is a project of the Pennsylvania Resources Council, a registered 501 (c) (3) and the oldest grassroots non-profit environmental organization in the Commonwealth. We are always looking for corporate, foundation and individual sponsors/partners so that we may continue to provide safe and economical disposal of HHW and pharmaceuticals to residents throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to help support our efforts, please send checks to:

The PA Resources Council
64 S. 14th Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15203

Please make checks payable to PRC and write “HHW” in the memo section.

Additional ways to make a difference with ZWP!

For more information, please e-mail Michael Stepaniak or call him at 412-488-7452.

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