Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
SPRING 2018
 
 
 
Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Children's Hospital employee parking lot
55th & Harrison Streets
Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville)
Allegheny County

Celebrate Earth Day  weekend by dropping off numerous types of items for reuse by local nonprofit organizations.

While at the festivities, enjoy food trucks pop-up shops, children's craft projects, giveaways and much more.

Collected items include:
* art supplies
* bikes & bike tools
* clothing, accessories and
  shoes
 * furniture & bedding
* general household items
* kitchen & household
* medical supplies
* pet supplies
* skateboarding supplies
* usable building materials
* vintage items

Click here for a complete list of items accepted and directions to ReuseFest.



 
 
 
 
PRC to Host Variety of Collection Events 

An event held Earth Day weekend to gather usable materials for local non-profits — ReuseFest 2018 — will kick off PRC's 2018 schedule of collection events. 

The following weekend, PRC will host three drop-off locations in Allegheny County as part of the April 28 national Drug Take-Back Day providing individuals with an opportunity to dispose of unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at no cost.

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, PRC will host numerous events to collect and properly dispose of household chemicals and hard-to-recycle materials. 

PRC HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
cost $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only

May 5 – North Park, Allegheny County
May 19 – Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, Cambria County
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

PRC HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTIONS
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
costs vary with some items free -- see website for details

May 12 – Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, Allegheny County
June 16 – Bethel Park High School, Allegheny County
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
 
 
 
 
2018 COLLECTION SCHEDULE
Click here for a complete schedule of upcoming hard-to-recycle and household chemical collections.
 
 
 
 
SUPPORT THE EFFORT —
VOLUNTEER AT AN EVENT!
Join PRC — as an individual or group — at an upcoming collection event enabling residents to safely dispose of hazardous materials. PRC is also in need of volunteers  to distribute recycling bins, install rain gardens and rain barrels and do much more.
Click here to learn how to become involved. 
 
 
 
 
 
"Lens on Litter" Winners Honored
 
 
 
Congratulations to all winners of PRC’s annual “Lens on Litter” photo contest. First-place honorees are student winner Micah Wood of Nanty Glo and adult winner John Fried of Wayne (photo shown above).

This year the contest has been renamed the Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Contest in memory of the Newtown Square volunteer who died in January.  Mr. Capaldi coordinated the contest for the past 17 years.  

Visit PRC's website to view all winning photographs and learn more about Lens on Litter.

 
 
 
 
Register Today for a PRC Workshop
 
 
 
Throughout the spring PRC will partner with libraries, community centers and garden centers to host a variety of hands-on educational experiences.

Learn how to turn leftover kitchen scraps and yard debris into a natural, homemade compost for your lawns and gardens. Or worm your way into composting by taking a vermicomposting class.

Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape.

Register for a workshop today.

 
 
 
 
Request a "Stream Smart" House Call
 
 
 
PRC is seeking property owners in the Darby/Cobbs Watershed to participate in the “Stream Smart Stormwater House Call Project” funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Experts will visit selected properties to educate owners regarding stormwater pollution and suggest options to reduce runoff. Solutions may include rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs and pervious pavement.

Property owners interested in taking part should apply now for 2018 assessments.
 
 
 
 
 
Party with PRC at “Art for a Cause” Fundraiser
Surround yourself with a dazzling selection of original paintings at PRC’s eastern headquarters in Ridley Creek State Park on Friday, March 23, for “Art for a Cause.” 

Whether you prefer an acrylic still life, a watercolor landscape or an abstract in oil, you’re bound to find it at the event from Noon to 7 p.m., with 50% of the proceeds benefitting PRC environmental programming.

PRC extends a since thank you to the 50+ talented artists who have donated creations to raise funds to benefit PRC and Rise Against Hunger.


 
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
 
 
March 23
Art for a Cause

April 21 (Earth Day weekend)
ReuseFest, Allegheny County

May 5
North Park, Allegheny County
May 19
CTC, Cambria County
June 23
Fairgrounds, Fayette County

May 12
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills 
June 16
Bethel Park High School
June 30
Quaker Valley High School
 
 
 
 
March 25

March 30, April 11, 14, 16, 17, 24, 26, 30, May 17, June 14, 20

April 13, 18, 21, 22, May 9, 17, 19, 22, 30, June 21


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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

TAKE-BACK DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 28



 
 
        
 
Enjoying a Sustainable Spring

Every day can be “Earth Day” by following these simple but effective sustainable ideas.

1.  Keep Spring Cleaning Simple
Buy green cleaning products (or make your own), sell/donate/repurpose items rather than throw them away and get involved in a community recycling or rain garden event.

2. Thrown "Green" Picnics & Parties
Buy local products, pack food in reusable containers and skip the balloons and enjoy nature’s decorations instead.

3. Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Plant a garden, go for a bike ride and leave no trace behind by properly disposing of trash

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
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