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Where in Pittsburgh to Dump Your Old TV or Computer

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What do you do with an old or broken television or computer monitor? In the Pittsburgh area, there are few options for these and other electronic or hard-to-recycle items. Now, here’s your chance to finally get rid of all those pesky items you can’t simply toss into the trash.

Each year, the Pennsylvania Resources Council schedules a variety of collections for e-waste, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other materials to be recycled. So where is the closest location to your home?

We break down the list of the collection schedules for each category:
 


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HARD-TO-RECYCLE ITEMS

Includes (at no charge): “E-waste,” such as computer towers, peripheral equipment, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material.
Fee-based items: Televisions ($30-$40 each depending on size) & computer monitors ($20 each), alkaline batteries ($1/pound), fluorescent tubes ($2 per 4 ft. or $3.50 per 8 ft.) and printers ($5). Click here for fees for other hard-to-recycle items.

Collection schedule: (All collections will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

  • May 13 Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township
     
  • June 24 Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale
  • July 29 La Roche College, McCandless
  • Aug. 12 Century III Mall, West Mifflin
     
  • Oct. 7 Settlers Cabin Park, Robinson Township
     


 

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS

Includes: Automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints, camp fuel, small propane bottles and other household chemicals
Cost: $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply). Cash only.

Collection schedule: (All collections will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
 

  • May 6 North Park Swimming Pool parking lot
     
  • May 20 Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown
     
  • July 22 Consol Energy Park, Washington County
     
  • Aug. 19 Boyce Park
     
  • Sept. 16 South Park
     
  • Oct. 14 Bradys Run Park, Beaver County
     

REUSABLE ITEMS

Includes: Medical equipment, usable building materials, clothing, furniture and more.
Cost: Free
The 6th annual “ReuseFest” is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, in the green lot of UPMC Passavant in McCandless. This event will support local nonprofits, including the Animal Rescue League, Brother’s Brother, Catholic Charities, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Global Links, Goodwill, MERP (Medical Equipment Recycling Program), Off the Floor and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.
 


 

PHARMACEUTICALS

Saturday, April 29 is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National “Drug Take-Back Day.” From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., individuals can drop off unwanted or expired medicine at numerous locations throughout the region. Click here for a list of locations (list will be published on April 1)

Includes: Unwanted and expired medications, both prescription (non-controlled, controlled substances) and over-the-counter, in tablet, ointment, inhaler, powder or patch form.
Cost: Free

For more collection event information, visit prc.org or call the PRC at 412/488-7452.
 

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