Please Note: All Hard To Recycle Collection events are held on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Participant fee: $3.00 per gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. Event flyer will be available by mid-March. Call 412.488.7452 for more information. Check here for a list of all collection event dates.
The following items will be accepted at no charge: computer towers, laptops, computer mice, keyboards, home phones, cellphones, tablets, PDAs, servers, routers and modems, web and digital cameras, DVD players, VCRs, paper shredders, clock radios, stereos, microwaves, copiers, fax machines, scanners, zip drives, electronic cables, video game consoles, expanded polystyrene packaging material and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
The following items will be accepted with associated fees:
• All computer monitors – $20 each
• Televisions – $30 each
• Console or rear projection TVs – $40 each
• Printers – $5 each
• Alkaline batteries – $1.50 per pound
• Small freon-containing appliances like window air conditioning units, dehumidifiers – $10 each
• CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes & floppy disks – $1 per pound
• Tires (car/truck) – $3.50 without rims, $10 with rims
• Hard drive data destruction verification – $11.50 for the first drive, $3 for each additional drive
• Fluorescent tubes – $2 per 4-foot tube, $3.50 per 8-foot tube.
Residents can pay for the fees with cash, check or credit and debit cards.
Since 2003, PRC has held Hard to Recycle collections in Southwestern PA with the goal of providing responsible and convenient recycling for items not able to be recycled at the curb. At these events individuals have been able to recycle such item as e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, Freon-containing appliances, tires and more.
Over the past sixteen years, 31,000+ residents have participated in PRC’s collection events recycling 2,000,000 pounds of electronics, 12,000 plus tires, 3,700 appliances and much more.
PRC has further committed to the safe, ethical and responsible recycling of electronic waste through recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN) as an eStewards® Enterprise. The designation recognizes cities, companies and nonprofits that take concrete measures to eliminate the export of hazardous electronic waste (ewaste) to developing countries by using Certified eStewards Recyclers to manage their electronic waste.