PRC hosting final household chemical collection of season

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The Pennsylvania Resources Council will be in Beaver County on October 8th to host a final collection of the season for household chemicals to be disposed safely.

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Chemicals such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, electronic cigarettes, motor oil and pesticides will be available to dispose of.

The event will be in partnership with Beaver County Department of Sustainability and Waste Management and take place on October 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Brady’s Run Park Recycling Center.

“It’s important to divert household chemicals from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways or introduce dangerous toxic materials into our environment,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman.

A $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, electronic cigarettes, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides/garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals.

Loads that are larger than 10 gallons/50 pounds will be subjected to additional fees based on amount. Each fire extinguisher will be $12 and every pound of mercury will be $15 as well.

When preparing to attend this event, participants should pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.

Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/CollectionEvents or by calling 412-488-7490 x1.