Pittsburgh area residents will have the chance to drop off a variety of appliances to be recycled for free. The Pennsylvania Resources Council will be sponsoring a Hard to Recycle Collection at the Mall at Robinson parking lot on Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. At the event the Council is accepting appliances including televisions, monitors,and laptops dropped off for free.
Sarah Shea, the Spokesperson for the Council, says that the event offers families the chance to get rid of items that can be recycled but are often hard to drop off anywhere. She says that all of the items collected will be recycled responsibly and that "they're being recycled by eLoop, who has a local demanufacturing facility here in Pennsylvania that's DEP certified."Shea also says that this is the first time that the Council is recycling propane tanks for no charge. The Council is taking both small tanks as well as grill cylinders.
The Council is teaming up with a collection of groups to run the event including the Allegheny County Health Department and the Colcom Foundation. As well as taking appliances for free the Council will be charging for some e-waste such as home phones, small printers, and keyboards. A full list of what the Council is accepting can be found online at prc.org as more information on the event.