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
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Park Swimming Pool parking lot - Allegheny County
Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, PA - Cambria County
Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar, PA - Fayette County
Wild Things Park, Washington PA - Washington County
Boyce Park - Allegheny County
South Park - Allegheny County
Bradys Run Park - Beaver County
2019 Hard-to-Recycle Collections
tires, batteries, polystyrene, and more
fees vary, visit
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum
Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale
La Roche College, McCandless
West Mifflin High School, West Mifflin Borough
Century III Mall, West
Park, Robinson Township,
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.
HERE for a complete list of items accepted and associated
SATURDAY, APRIL 20,
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.
HERE for a complete list of items accepted.
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 email@example.com
Support PRC's Annual Awards Celebration
PRC honored four
environmental stewards at its
Annual Awards Celebration in November at Material Culture in
Christine Knapp, Director of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability delivered the keynote address. Festivities included wine and beer sampling, dinner, raffles and a silent auction.
READ MORE »
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..
READ MORE »
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.
READ MORE »
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.”
Read more »
GET IN INVOLVED
Support PRC in a variety of ways:
• Join Our Email List
GENE CAPALDI LENS ON LITTER CONTEST
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.
- 1st Place Adult Category: Ely Roselius, “The Ugly Duckling”
- 2nd Place Adult Category: Deneen Underwood “The Root to the Problem”
- 3rd Place Adult Category: Colin Xu “Fly Eagles Fly”
- 1st Place Student Category: Kaitlin Shields “Littersburg”
- 2nd Place Student Category: Madison France, “Litter Bug”
- 3rd Place Student Category: Josh Milteer “Next Stop Contamination”
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
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
Members receive a number of benefits including:
♥ Event Invitations
♥ Satisfaction knowing that you
are supporting vital programs to protect PA’s
for a complete list of member benefits.
PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL prc.org
Mario Cimino, Eastern Regional Director | Justin
Stockdale, Western Regional Director
PRC East | 3606 Providence Road |
Newtown Square, PA 19073 | 610-353-1555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PRC West | 64
South 14th Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15203 | 412-488-7490