Sunday, August 28, 2011

Recycling Event - September 2011

What is Hard To Recycle?

The average American generates 4.6 pounds of trash PER DAY – but most Americans only recycle 1.5 lbs of such waste.

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department and Colcom Foundation is providing opportunities for area residents to properly dispose of a wide variety of materials at  “hard to recycle” collection events scheduled in 2011.

At the upcoming events, individuals can drop off televisions, e-waste, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries and tires without rims for recycling.

There is a new focus on not just recycling but also reuse at this year’s events.  PRC is partnering once again with Global Links which will enable area residents to drop off medical equipment and supplies – such as crutches, canes, and walkers – at PRC collection events at no cost and Construction Junction will be present at every event collecting usable building material (for more details visit for reuse.

NEW THIS YEAR – PRC welcomes partner Off the Floor.  Off the Floor is a local organization who works to get gently used furniture into the hands of in need families in the region.  Off the Floor will be collecting gently used furniture at all Hard to Recycle Events in 2011!  Visit for details on what they will accept.

2011 Schedule

 Saturday, September 17th 2011
Location Pittsburgh Mills
590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084

Acceptable Materials

  • CFLs: –FREE- Thanks to Duquesne Light’s Watt Choices Team!
  • E-waste: Computers, TVs, Laptops– Free
  • E-waste: Printers, Scanners, Stereo’s, Small Appliances – Fees Apply

  • Tires – Fees Apply

  • Medical Supplies (Crutches, Wheelchairs, etc)
    NO Prescriptions  Visit for a more detailed list

  • USUABLE Building Materials Visit for a detailed list

  • Batteries Fees Apply

  • Cell Phones/Ink and Toner Cartridges Free

  • Fluorescent tubes Fees Apply

  • Gently used furniture (dressers, beds, etc.) for detailed list

  • Reusable Tote BagsFree - Visit for details
For more info, please visit

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