Clear Up Clutter at ReuseFest Donation Event This Weekend

If you did a quarantine clean-out over the summer but don’t know what to do with all your old stuff, then ReuseFest is the event for you.
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It can be difficult to let go of old junk sitting in your basement — but it might be easier if you know those items will be put to good use.

The Pittsburgh Resources Council’s annual ReuseFest will bring ten local nonprofits together to help collect donations this Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Park swimming pool parking lot in Allison Park.

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“All materials donated at ReuseFest will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region,” says PRC Interim Managing Director Sarah Alessio Shea.

ReuseFest, which is sponsored by UPMC, is one of a few annual collection events presented by the PRC. 

The list of items that will be accepted this Saturday can be found here. It’s important to note that this event is not for medications, household chemicals (including paint) or electronics such as televisions and computers.

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“Since launching ReuseFest in Pittsburgh in 2012, PRC has collected and diverted tens of thousands of pounds of materials from local landfills,” she says. “Items donated and reused to benefit the local community have included everything from bikes and cat carriers to wheelchairs, light fixtures — and literally the kitchen sink.”

Per COVID-19 safety procedures, everyone must wear a mask and stay in their vehicle at all times. Volunteers will remove items from car trunks or truck bed. It’s recommended that those hoping to donate check the PRC website in advance to re-confirm the date and time in the event of last-minute changes provoked by the pandemic.

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