When & Where You Can Dump Your Old TV

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has five upcoming events to collect old electronics, paint, chemicals and other hard-to-recycle Items.

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It’s time to trek down to the basement or up to the attic and drag out any broken televisions, empty batteries and other items you can’t dump at the curb.

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will be holding five collection events in western Pennsylvania for hard-to-recycle items and household chemicals in August and October.

Each event is held on a Saturday and lasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., giving you the chance to safely dispose of materials that can’t be tossed in the trash or a recycling bin.

Three household chemical collections will be held: at Boyce Park’s Four Seasons Ski Lodge in Plum on Aug. 18; at South Park Wave Pool in Bethel Park on Sept. 22; and at Brady’s Run Park in Beaver County on Oct. 13. The cost is $3 per gallon for chemicals such as paint, pesticides and mercury, cash only. Smoke detectors will also be accepted for $3 each. A list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found here.

Collections for hard-to-recycle items such as laptops, DVD players and video game consoles will be held on Aug. 25 at the Century III Mall in West Mifflin and on Oct. 6 at Settlers’ Cabin Park. Some materials can be dropped off at no cost; others will only be taken away for a fee. A complete list of acceptable items and associated fees can be found here.‚Äč

PRC will be hosting several other events during the fall, including workshops on how to build a rain barrel and how to house and care for worms for composting purposes. For complete event information, visit prc.org.

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