Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
SUMMER 2018
 
 
 

Household
Chemical 
Collections
automotive fluids, household cleaners, paints, pesticides and more
$3 gallon, cash only

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

June 23
Fairgrounds
Fayette County
July 21 
Wild Things Park
Washington County
August 18
Boyce Park
Allegheny County
September 22
South Park
Allegheny County
October 13
Bradys Run Park
Beaver County

Hard-to-Recycle Collections
e-waste, televisions, tires, batteries and more
fees vary, visit website

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

June 30
Quaker Valley High School
Leetsdale
Allegheny County
August 25
Century III Mall
West Mifflin
Allegheny County
October 6
Settlers Cabin Park
Allegheny County
 
 
 
 
Dispose of
Unwanted Materials PRC to Host Eight Collections

There's still plenty of time to take advantage of numerous opportunities to drop off unwanted household chemicals and hard-to-recycle items at PRC collection events June through October.

This year marks PRC's 16th season of providing responsible material disposal options in western Pennsylvania at two distinct types of events:

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS for automotive fluids, household cleaners, paints, pesticides and more.
Fee: $3 gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only

HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTIONS for e-waste, televisions, tires, batteries and more.
Fee to dispose of some items; other materials accepted for free

CLICK HERE for a complete list of items accepted and associated fees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Look for “Zero Waste” Team at Events
 
 
 
PRC’s Zero Waste team hit the road in the spring to assist the Pittsburgh Marathon, Three Rivers Arts Festival and other events divert and reduce waste consumption by as much as 90 percent.

Look for the ZWPA crew at upcoming events including the Deutschtown Music Festival and Construction Junction's Steel City Big Pour.

 
 
 
 
Become a Rain Garden Volunteer
 
 
 
In the Naylors watershed in Delaware County, PRC is collaborating with local organizations to assist property owners with installation of rain gardens designed to capture roof and driveway runoff, diverting it from waterways.

Become a volunteer and help with rain garden design, digging and planting of native, deep-rooted vegetation.

 
 
 
 
Students Become “Stream Stewards”
 
 
 
For a fourth year, PRC and the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative partnered with local school districts to present the Stream Stewards program.

Nearly 1,500 students learned about watersheds during interactive classroom lessons before they visited local streams to collect and analyze water samples.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRC Celebrates Life and Legacy of Bob Jondreau
With great sadness the Pennsylvania Resources Council announces the passing of Executive Director Bob Jondreau in May.

Bob was an integral member of the PRC team for more than two decades, originally serving as a Board Member (including holding the office of President) before becoming Executive Director in 2010. Bob led PRC through a decade that included both opportunities and challenges for environmental organizations, and he worked diligently to build on PRC’s long tradition of leadership through innovative programs and partnerships.

Major accomplishments during Bob’s years overseeing PRC included introducing innovative watershed stewardship and stormwater initiatives, expanding the e-waste collection campaign and establishing recycling programs with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and NHL Winter Classic. While Bob was at the helm, PRC received several PA Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and PRC celebrated its 75th anniversary. 

PRC's Board and staff will carry on the important conservation work to which Bob dedicated his life.


 
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
 
 
July 19
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ, Allegheny County

June 23
Fairgrounds, Fayette County
July 21
Wild Things Park, Washington County
August 18
Boyce Park Ski Lodge, Allegheny County
 

June 30
Quaker Valley High School, Allegheny County
August 25
Century III Mall, Allegheny County
 
 
 
 
July 23, September 27

September 5, 11, 19, 22, 29


Click here to find more workshops and register today!
 
 
 
 
Support PRC in a variety of ways:
• Donate

FOCUS YOUR
PRC invites all amateur photographers to enter its 33rd annual photo contest to depict how litter impacts lives and communities. The deadline for entries is October 31.


 
 
        
 
A Sustainable Summer

Summer is one of the best times to get outside and go green! Make your summer the most sustainable yet with these tips.

1. Make Your Garden Even Greener
Implement water-conservation strategies in your garden by watering during the coolest times of the day and by planting drought-resistant and local species.

2. Keep it Cool
Keep your energy usage down by avoiding the A/C. Open windows and use fans during the morning and evening. If you must use A/C, only use it in one room.

3. Enjoy the Sunshine (Safely)
Avoid sunscreens that harm your health as well as harm the environment! Check out the list on our website or make your own!

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL       prc.org       
Mario Cimino, Eastern Regional Director  |  Justin Stockdale, Western Regional Director
PRC East  |  3606 Providence Road  |  Newtown Square, PA 19073  |  610-353-1555  |  
infoeast@prc.org
PRC West  |  64 South 14th Street  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15203   |  412-488-7490  |  infowest@prc.org