Where You Can Toss The Junk Trash Haulers Won’t Take
Whether it’s a DVD player gathering dust in your basement or some leftover paint from your latest DIY project, the Pennsylvania Resources Council has a place for you to safely drop it off.
The Pennsylvania Resources Council has announced six collection events to launch its 2021 hard-to-recycle collection campaign as well as e-waste pop-up events and a household chemical collection.
The collections are held in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department to help people recycle items not accepted in their normal trash collection such as e-waste, tires, glass and more.
The six collection events, where participants are asked to wear face coverings and stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials from their trunks or truck beds, are as follows. All events take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
- May 22 at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township.
- July 10 at Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale
- July 31 at La Roche University, McCandless
- Aug. 21 at Next Tier Connect @ Pittsburgh East, Monroeville
- Aug. 28 at Bethel Park High School
- Oct. 2 at Settlers Cabin Park
People can drop off items ranging from cell phones and DVD players to glass bottles and microwaves for free. Televisions, tires, computer monitors, printers and more will be accepted for a fee.
To register or for more information, including the full list of accepted items and fees, visit prc.org or call 412/488-7490 x3. Participants must register in advance; registration for each event opens one month prior to the event.
On Saturday, May 1, PRC will host a household chemical collection for people to safely dispose of common chemicals such as cleaners, paints, batteries and more at the North Park Swimming Pool parking lot. The event will also run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and registration is also required in advance. Several other collections will be held later in the year.
Fees apply depending on the type and amount of items.
PRC will also host several pop-up e-waste drop-off events in May in conjunction with Sustainable Sewickley.
The pilot program will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select Tuesdays and 2 to 6 p.m. on select Thursdays at Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling locations at 408 Hoffman Road in Reserve and at 901 Horning Road in Baldwin.
Mobile and home phones, computer towers, keyboards, laptops, video game consoles and DVD players will be accepted for free. Televisions, computer monitors and printers will be accepted for a fee.
To register or for more information, visit prc.org/popupewaste or call 412/488-7490 x3. Participants must register in advance; registration for each event opens one month prior to the event.