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Household Chemical Collection Event Set For Sept. 16 In Allegheny County

The PA Resources Council and their partnerships will hold a Household Chemical Collection Event for common household chemical on September 16 at the South Park Wave Pool parking lot in Allegheny County from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Household chemical products include cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals. 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of these products, typically found in kitchens, baths, garages, basements and garden sheds.  

The cost to safely dispose of materials at this collection is $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only.  Once collected and processed by the certified contractor, materials will be recycled, incinerated or safely disposed in special landfills.

Click Here for an event flyer with all the details.

The 2017 household chemical collection campaign is a project of the PA Resources Council in conjunction with Allegheny County Health Department, Allegheny County Parks Department, Beaver County Commissioners, Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, Washington County, AAA East Central, Colcom Foundation, UPMC, LANXESS, NOVA Chemicals, PA American Water, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Concurrent Technologies Corporation and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

Since launching household chemical collections in 2003, PRC and its partners have collected and safely disposed of well over 4.5 million pounds of chemicals from nearly 50,000 households during 80+ drive-thru PRC collections held in nine counties. 

For information – and a complete list of items accepted – visit PRC’s Household Chemicals Collection Events webpage or call PRC at 412-488-7452.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

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