Pennsylvania Resources Council will host two household chemical collection events in June in Western Pennsylvania to enable residents to conveniently dispose of materials such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides: 

Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

FAYETTE COUNTY — Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center, North Union Township.

Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Wild Things Park, North Franklin.

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 exceeding 10 gallons/50 pounds will be subject to additional fees at discretion of on-site staff.  Participants will also pay $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.

All participants must register in advance by visiting or by calling 412-488-7490, ext. 1. 

When preparing to attend events, participants should pack all materials in their car trunks or truck beds and then stay in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials.  The certified contractor will process the hazardous wastes for proper disposal.

According to the U.S. EPA, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds or more of cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides and other chemical products.

Upcoming 2023 PRC household chemical collections will take place Aug. 19 in Boyce Park, Allegheny County; Sept. 9 in South Park, Allegheny County; and Oct. 14 at Bradys Run Recycling Center in Beaver County.

For event information — including a complete list of items accepted — visit or call PRC at 412-488-7490, ext. 1.

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The PUP is the publication of the striking workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.