Sunday, July 17, 2011
Cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides and more will be disposed of here on Oct. 1.
(UPDATE made below - in italics.) If you've been hanging on to those empty or near-empty cans of paint for a while, you'll need to wait just a little bit longer. Pittsburgh-area residents will have an opportunity to safely and cost-effectively dispose of common chemicals found in their homes at a series of drop-off collections sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and its partners. Four of the seven 2011 collection events remain—next is July 30 in Venango County's Cranberry Mall—and are held in conjunction with the PRC's Zero Waste Pittsburgh project in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, UPMC, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA, Southwestern Pennsylvania's Household Hazardous Waste Task Force and other private- and public-…
Monday, July 4, 2011
Take your items to nearby John A. Brashear High School.
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Monday, July 4, 2011
The Pennsylvania Resources Council, in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, Colcom Foundation and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA (among others), is providing an opportunity for area residents to properly dispose of a wide variety of materials at four "hard to recycle" collection events in 2011. Two of those events remain. At the remaining events–July 16 and Sept. 17–individuals can drop off televisions, e-waste, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries and tires without rims for recycling. Most items are collected for free, including televisions and computers. Participant fees for tires, batteries and miscellaneous e-waste are posted on the PRC Zero Waste Pittsburgh website, available at…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers are among the items to be picked up free of charge for a limited time.
Funded by a $150,000 grant from the county’s Clean Air Fund, the Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring a program that offers free pickup and recycling of refrigerant-containing appliances. The program is available for a limited time only and to Allegheny County residents only. The ACHD will pick up refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers and other household appliances that contain refrigerants, sometimes referred to as Freon. However, no commercial appliances will be accepted. “Removing refrigerants from these appliances and recycling them is a win-win-win for the economy, the environment and public health,” County Health Director Dr. Bruce W. Dixon said in a press release. “Recycling such …