Pennsylvania Resources Council will hold three June household chemical collection events in Western Pennsylvania to enable local residents to conveniently dispose of materials such as cleaners, paints, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides, and e-cigarettes and vapes. 

  • Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Concurrent Technologies Corp. ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County.
  • Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center, North Union Township.
  • Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wild Things Park, North Franklin Township, Washington County.

According to a PRC news release, a $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons or 50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, electronic cigarettes/vapes, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticide or other garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals. Loads exceeding 10 gallons and 50 pounds will be subject to additional fees at the 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, PRC officials stressed. 

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, the news release stated.

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 2024 PRC household chemical collections will take place Aug. 17 in Boyce Park; Sept. 7 in South Park; Sept. 21 at Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center; and Oct. 12 in Bradys Run Park, Beaver County.

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

The 2024 PRC household chemical collection campaign is sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Fayette County Commissioners, Fayette County Conservation District, Washington County Planning Commission, Colcom Foundation, LANXESS, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania American Water, UPMC, Concurrent Technologies Corp., Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center, Washington Wild Things, Washington County Family Entertainment, and 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA.

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