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Reuse Fest, Hard-To-Recycle Events, Household Chemical Collection and More!


The PA Resources Council has released its 2018 schedule of events for Drug Take-Back, Hard-To-Recycle Collections, Household Chemical Collections, and Reuse Fest.


Reuse Fest

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Location: Children's Hospital Employee Parking Lot (55th and Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh)

Details: Donate your gently-used materials to be recused by local non-profits such as Humane Animal Rescue, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Free Ride Pittsburgh, Off the Floor Pgh, Free Store Wilkinsburg, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Global Links, Brother's Brother Foundation, Construction Junction, and Dress for Success Pittsburgh.

For a list of items and materials that you can donate, click here.

While you're there, you can purchase reused goods, check out “I Made It” Mini Market , enjoy children’s educational activities, learn from informational tables, participate in a sustainable raffle, and enjoy food from Franktuary and Revival Chili (zero-waste food trucks)!

Contact: Email Sarah Shea or call 412-773-7156 for more information.








Drug Take-Back Day Events

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Acceptable Items: Unwanted and expired medications, both prescription (non-controlled, controlled substances) and over-the-counter, in tablet, capsule, ointment, inhaler, powder, cream, or patch form.

No sharps or needles of any kind, or liquids will be accepted.

Cost to participate: Free of charge

Locations: Multiple locations throughout western PA. Visit the DEA website after April 1st for access to a complete listing of registered drop-off locations. PRC will be sponsoring three sites in the Pittsburgh area:
Green Tree – Borough Building, 10 W. Manilla Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Mt. Lebanon – Medical Rescue Team South, 315 Cypress Way, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
Robinson – The Mall at Robinson (Sears parking lot), 100 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Contact: Michael Stepaniak (PRC) at (412) 488-7452 or for detailed information.



Household Chemical Collection Events

Dates, Times and Locations:

-- May 5: from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at North Park Swimming Pool parking lot

-- May 19: Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County

-- June 23: Fairgrounds, Fayette County

-- July 21: Wild Things Park, Washington County

-- August 18: Boyce Park, Allegheny County

-- September 22: South Park, Allegheny County

-- October 13: Bradys Run Park, Beaver County

Accepted Items: automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. New this year: collections will accept smoke detectors for a fee of $3/each.


Hard To Recycle Collections

Dates, Times and Locations:

-- May 12: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, Allegheny County

-- June 16: Bethel Park High School, Allegheny County

-- June 30: Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County

-- August 25: Century III Mall, West Mifflin, Allegheny County

-- October 6: Settlers Cabin Park, Allegheny County 

Accepted Items: computer towers and peripheral equipment, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost. For a fee, individuals can drop off televisions and computer monitors, alkaline batteries, fluorescent tubes, printers, small Freon appliances and tires. 

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website or call PRC at 412-488-7452 for complete details.