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Working to protect the environment since 1939     WINTER 2019

2019 Household Chemical Collections

automotive fluids, household cleaners, paints, pesticides and more

$3 gallon, cash only

SATURDAYS - 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 4
North Park Swimming Pool parking lot - Allegheny County

May 18
Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, PA - Cambria County

June 22
Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar, PA - Fayette County

July 20
Wild Things Park, Washington PA - Washington County

August 17
Boyce Park - Allegheny County

September 21
South Park - Allegheny County

October 12
Bradys Run Park - Beaver County


2019 Hard-to-Recycle Collections

e-waste, televisions, tires, batteries, polystyrene, and more

fees vary, visit website

SATURDAYS - 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 11
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum

June 29
Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale

July 27
La Roche College, McCandless

August 3
West Mifflin High School, West Mifflin Borough

August 25
Century III Mall, West Mifflin
Allegheny County

October 5
Settlers Cabin Park, Robinson Township,
Allegheny County


Go Green at PRC Collection Events

In 2018, PRC enabled 4,500+ households to responsibly dispose of household chemicals and hard-to-recycle materials by attending two distinct types of collection events in western Pennsylvania:

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS for automotive fluids, household cleaners, paint, pesticides and more.

Fee: $3 gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only

HARD-TO-RECYCLLE COLLECTIONS for e-waste, televisions, tires, batteries, polystyrene and more.

Fee to dispose of some items; other materials accepted for free

Rid your own home of such products by dropping off unwanted household chemicals and hard-to-recycle materials at an upcoming PRC collection event.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of items accepted and associated fees.



This year PRC in partnership with Communitopia is excited to announce that ReuseFest will be taking place on April 20th at FutureFest in Buhl Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

FutureFest 2019 is a future-focused, fresh take on Earth Day.
Visitors will get a glimpse of the world of tomorrow through art, demonstrations, performance, science, food, hands-on activities, and fun for all ages. A large, public festival, it’s the result of collaboration between many stakeholder organizations, working across different sectors, with the same goal of celebrating our successes and helping visitors imagine Pittsburgh’s achievable, sustainable future.

In its third year, FutureFest will also include a ReuseFest collection event.  FutureFest and ReuseFest are sponsored by UPMC.

ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by Pittsburgh non-profits.

PRC collaborates with a number of local nonprofits to provide the public with the opportunity to easily donate items that otherwise may have ended up in the trash. ReuseFest helped to connect these usable materials with great local non-profit organizations who found ways to give this material a second life, while benefiting those in need.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of items accepted.


Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Buhl Park in Pittsburgh's North Side  

This one-day collection event will benefit nine nonprofit organizations.

This year we will be working with the following nonprofits:

Brother’s Brother                                Dress for Success Pittsburgh
Free Ride Pittsburgh                           Free Store Wilkinsburg
Global Links                                       Grow Pittsburgh
Humane Animal Rescue                      Off the Floor Pgh
Pittsburgh Center of Creative Reuse     The Education Partnership

For more information on ReuseFest check out the Collection Event Page or contact saraha@prc.org


Support PRC's Annual Awards Celebration

PRC honored four environmental stewards at its Annual Awards Celebration in November at Material Culture in Philadelphia.

Christine Knapp, Director of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability delivered the keynote address. Festivities included wine and beer sampling, dinner, raffles and a silent auction.


PRC Introduces Recycling Workshop

It’s time to talk “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse” at PRC’s newest offering, “Recycling Awareness Workshop.”

Residents of western PA will uncover answers to common recycling questions such as what materials are accepted curbside and how to responsibly dispose of hard-to-recycle items and organic debris.Other workshops include backyard composting, vermic composting and rain barrel/watershed awareness..


Request a “Stream Stewards” Audit

Residents of the Darby-Cobbs watershed in southeastern PA can apply for a “Stream Smart Stormwater House Call.

The free program creates avenues for improved stormwater management on private property.

Each home audit identifies changes to reduce stormwater runoff and include suggestions for various best management practices needed to reduce negative environmental impact.


PRC Signs on as e-Stewards® Enterprise

TPRC has further commited to the safe, ethical and responsible recycling of electronic waste through recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN) as an e-Stewards® Enterprise. The designation recognizes cities, companies and nonprofits that take concrete measures to eliminate the export of hazardous electronic waste (e-waste) to developing countries by using Certified e-Stewards Recyclers to manage their electronic waste.

"PRC joins companies such as Alcoa, boeing, and Samsung and other environmental stewards as a committed partner ensuring we continue to do everything we can to responsibly manage electronic waste," said PRC Co-Director Justin Stockdale. "The public can feel confident that their material and date is being safely, ethically and responsibly recycled when dealing with PRC."

The e-Stewards designation recognizes organizations that take concrete measures to properly handle electronic waste, and its rigorous standards evaluate operations, systems and people to demonstrate conformance to the highest standard for responsibility in the industry.

“Until recently, the e-Stewards Enterprise model solely recognized corporations and local governments," said Stockdale.  "But PRC is proud to become one of the first nonprofits to receive e-Stewards certification under the recently expanded program.”

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Since 1984 PRC has sponsored an annual Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo contest to call attention to the litter problem in communities across Pennsylvania. More than 4000 photos have been submitted over the years and comprise a "Rogue's Galley" of Litterbugs at work. The photos become the property of PRC and winning photos are displayed at the Environmental Living Demonstration Center in Ridley Creek State Park, Delaware County, and on the PRC website. Any photos not meeting contest regulations will not be judged.





Join Us - Become a PRC Member!

Since its founding in 1939, PRC has depended upon the support of members to protect Pennsylvania's environment through various hands-on and educational activities including addressing litter prevention, building rain gardens and volunteering at recycling events.

Now more than ever, PRC needs your help to foster innovative and effective programs.

Become a member and support this meaningful work to continue protecting our environment for future generations.


Members receive a number of benefits including:

♥ Discounts

♥ Event Invitations

♥ Satisfaction knowing that you are supporting vital programs to protect PA’s environment

CLICK HERE for a complete list of member benefits.



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