Where You Can Get Rid of Things that are Hard to Recycle

The Pennsylvania Resource Council is making several changes to its summer collection events.


Just because you leave something at the curb that you want to get rid of doesn’t mean refuse workers will take it. That’s why the Pennsylvania Resource Council is holding three collection events this summer for hard-to-recycle items. 

  • July 18 – Bethel Park High School
  • July 25 –  La Roche University
  • August 29 – Next Tier Connect @ Pittsburgh East, Monroeville

New this year, you must register ahead of time and adhere to safety guidelines.

“To streamline the process at our events, we’re asking participants to wear face coverings, pay by credit/debit cards if possible and stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials,” says Sarah Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager. “When preparing to attend one of these collections, participants should place all hard-to-recycle materials in their car trunks or truck beds.”

There will be a fee to pay for certain items, such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires (with and without rims).

Items that can be dropped off for free include cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), expanded polystyrene packaging material, glass bottles/jugs/jars, microwave ovens and video game consoles/DVD players.

“Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all event dates, locations, acceptable materials and associated fees are subject to change, so we encourage residents to check prc.org for updates before attending an event,” Shea said. 

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