Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
AUGUST 2016
 
 
 
 
Five Upcoming Collection Events
Take advantage of numerous opportunities to drop off unwanted household chemicals and hard-to-recycle items at PRC's 2016 collection events in August, September and October.  As of July 29, PRC has collected 140,000+ pounds of household chemicals (such as paints, pesticides, automotive fluids and household cleaners) and 150,000+ pounds of hard-to-recycle materials (including e-waste, tires and batteries) at six drive-thru events.
 
 
 
UPCOMING 2016 PRC COLLECTION EVENTS
 
 
 
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL
COLLECTIONS


Saturday, August 13 
Allegheny County (Boyce Park)
Saturday, September 17
Allegheny County (South Park)


​Saturday, October 8
Beaver County (Bradys Run Park)
 
 
HARD TO RECYCLE
COLLECTIONS

Saturday, August 20 
Allegheny County (Century III Mall)
Saturday, October 1
Allegheny County (The Mall at Robinson)
 
 
 
For complete details, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Film Series Spotlights "Water Bottle Ban Battle"
There's still time to reserve your seat at the final screening of the “Films for a Better Planet” film series. Enjoy "Divide in Concord: The Water Bottle Ban Battle" on Saturday, August 20, at 7 p.m. at the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley.  

Tickets are free but advance registration is required.

 
 
 
 
Drop off Materials for Recycling at Weekly Farmers' Market
Bring your coupon to Mostardi's Nursery on Wednesday afternoons to purchase perennial favorites and seasonal specialties -- and drop off materials for recycling.

​The convenient new recycling site accepts cell phones, ink jet cartridges, GPS units, MP3 players, digital/video cameras, tablets, video games and consoles.

 
 
 
 
PRC Receives  Delaware River Restoration Fund Grant
PRC recently received one of 12 grants to fund the "Stream Smart Stormwater House Call" program to educate local homeowners and protect PA waterways.  Project partners are Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, Lower Merion Conservancy and Darby Creek Valley Association.
 
 
 
 
 
Become an Awards Celebration Sponsor!
On November 10, PRC will host its Annual Awards Celebration at the Villanova University Conference Center.  Join the celebration by becoming a 2016 sponsor!  The festivities will include wine and beer sampling, dinner, raffles and silent auction.  Your sponsorship will help underwrite the event which raises funds for PRC's exceptional environmental protection and resource conservation programs.  
Click here to learn more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
 
 
 
 
 
August 13

August 20

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

August 6

Watersheds & Rain Barrels
Fall schedule to be announced

Click here to find more workshops and register today!
 
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
​Support PRC in a variety of ways:

• Donate
By Exposing It!
 
 
        
 
Keeping Pets Safe
The majority of poisoning in dogs and cats occur via ingestion (eating hazardous materials or grooming after contact with such substances).

1. Safeguard Pets from Pesticides & Rodenticides
​Keep pets away from recently treated areas.  Be sure to thoroughly wash off paws before a pet enters the house.

2. Store Items Away from Pets
Seal containers and place them out of the reach of pets.  Use trash cans with lids.

3. Use Safe Substitutes
​Purchase safe household products -- or make non-toxic alternatives at home from items such as baking soda and vinegar.

Click here for even more tips.
 
 
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL       prc.org       Robert Jondreau, Executive Director
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
 
 
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