Drop Off Your Dangerous Household Chemicals at PPG Paints Arena

The recycling event is April 16, but you must register in advance.
Paintcans

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If you’re doing some spring cleaning, there’s a place you can get rid of old paint, automobile fluids and other dangerous household chemicals that should never be put out with the regular trash.

The Pennsylvania Resource Council and Pittsburgh Penguins are hosting a household chemical collection at PPG Paint Arena’s surfacing parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

It will cost $20 to drop off up to 10 gallons or 50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, electronic cigarettes, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals.  Loads exceeding 10 gallons or 50 pounds may be subject to additional fees.

In order to take advantage of the event, you must register in advance online.

All materials to be recycled should be packed in car trucks and truck beds and will be unloaded by staff at the event.

“It’s important to divert household chemicals from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways or introduce dangerous toxic materials into our environment,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman.  “This year marks PRC’s 20th season of hosting household chemical collection events, and we’re proud to report that we’ve facilitated the safe management of six million pounds of household chemicals collected at more than one hundred events.”

If you can’t make the April 16 event, there are more recycling collections scheduled for this summer and fall:

April 30: Bradys Run Park Recycling Center, Beaver County (register)
May 7: North Park swimming pool parking lot (register)
May 21: Concurrent Technologies Corp. ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County, Cambria County (register)
June 18 Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center, Fayette County, Fayette County (register)
June 25: Wild Things Park, Washington County, Washington County (register)
Aug. 20: Boyce Park, Four Seasons ski lodge parking lot (register)
Sept. 10: South Park, wave pool parking lot (register)
Oct. 8: Bradys Run Park Recycling Center, Beaver County (register)

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