Working to protect the environment since 1939
LATE SUMMER 2018
|Household Chemical Collections
automotive fluids, household cleaners, paints,
pesticides and more
$3 gallon, cash only
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Boyce Park - Allegheny County
South Park - Allegheny County
Bradys Run Park - Beaver County
tires, batteries, polystyrene, and more
fees vary, visit
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Century III Mall, West
Park, Robinson Township,
Go Green at PRC
Thus far in 2018, PRC has 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, paints, pesticides and
Fee: $3 gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only
HARD-TO-RECYCLE 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, SEPTEMBER 8,
PRC will partner with UPMC to host a second
in 2018 to collect gently used materials to be reused in some fashion, whether
resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region and around the
world. Drop off a wide variety of items — including clothing, household goods,
furniture, medical supplies, garden tools, books and much more.
HERE for a complete list of items accepted.
September 8, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This one-day collection event will benefit nine nonprofit organizations.
UPMC St. Margaret parking lot, 815 Freeport Road, near Aspinwall
Support PRC's Annual Awards Celebration
PRC will honor four
environmental stewards at its
Annual Awards Celebration on
Thursday, November 15, at Material Culture in
Christine Knapp, Director of
Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, will deliver
the keynote address. Festivities will include wine
and beer sampling, dinner, raffles and a silent
Join the celebration by becoming
a sponsor and/or purchasing a ticket today.
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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
Other fall workshops will
include backyard composting, vermicomposting 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
Each home audit identifies
changes to reduce stormwater runoff and includes
suggestions for various best management practices
needed to reduce negative environmental impact.
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Signs on as e-Stewards® Enterprise
PRC has further committed 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
“PRC joins companies such as Alcoa, Boeing, and Samsung and
other environmental stewards as a committed partner ensuring
we continue to doing everything we can to responsibly manage
electronic waste,” said PRC Co-Director Justin Stockdale.
"The public can feel confident that their material and data
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 »
Boyce Park Ski Lodge,
South Park Wave Pool,
Bradys Run Park,
Century III Mall,
Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool,
UPMC St. Margaret,
September 5, 8, 11, 13, 17, 19, 22, 29
RAIN BARREL / WATERSHED
November 3, 6, 14
to find more workshops and register today!
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 | email@example.com
PRC West | 64
South 14th Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15203 | 412-488-7490