Throughout October, Pennsylvania Resources Council will collect electronics for recycling on designated weekdays in Allegheny County. With the support of the Allegheny County Health Department, PRC will conduct e-waste collection events on Mondays and Wednesdays next month in North Park.
“PRC helps residents conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of a wide variety of items not accepted in curbside pickup,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman in a news release. “We need to divert these materials from landfills since many contain toxic elements that can leach into our waterways and our environment, while others contain valuable resources.”
Registration currently is open for the four-week collection series taking place at North Park’s Swimming Pool in McCandless:
- Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from noon to 3 p.m.
Participants must register in advance at www.prc.org/CollectionEvents or by calling 412-488-7490.
For a per-item fee, individuals can recycle:
• Computer monitors (flat-screen and CRT) — $20 each.
• Televisions — $30 each.
• Console or rear-projection TVs — $40 each.
• Printers — $5 each.
Those not paying a per-item fee for disposal of materials listed above will pay a $5 participant fee for unlimited disposal of cell/home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment (keyboards, laptops, mice, etc.), and video game consoles/DVD players.
For weekday collection details, visit www.prc.org/CollectionEvents.
This 2023 PRC weekday e-waste collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department and Allegheny County Parks Department.