PRC to conduct e-waste collections throughout October

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The Pennsylvania Resources Council will be recycling electronics collected in Allegheny County. The collections will take place every Tuesday and Thursday through October in North Park.

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“PRC provides residents with numerous options to conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of materials not accepted in curbside pickup,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman.

On Tuesdays, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th drop-offs will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For Thursdays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th drop-offs will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Some larger items will require a fee to be paid to dispose of them, items like computer monitors, televisions, and printers.

At no cost, participants can drop off cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.) and video game consoles/DVD players.

When PRC held their weekday e-waste collections in South Park during July this year, they collected around 15,000 pounds of waste in 18 hours.

“It’s important to divert these materials from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways or introduce dangerous toxicchemicals into our environment, while others contain valuable recyclable materials.” says Spielman.

Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/CollectionEvents or by calling 412-488-7490×1.