PRC - Hard To Recycle Collections

Since 2003, Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has held Hard to Recycle collections in Southwestern PA. The goal is to provide responsible and convenient disposal for items that are not eligible for curbside recycling.  At these events, individuals can recycle items such as e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, Freon-containing appliances, tires, and more.  For more information follow the link to the PRC’s Hard to Recycle Collections page.

Event Schedule


July 18, 2020
Bethel Park High School
309 Church Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102

July 25, 2020
La Roche University
9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Due to the ever changing COVID-19 outbreak, all event dates, locations, acceptable materials and associated fees are subject to change. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date list of PRC collections events, hours, fees, and list of acceptable materials.

August 29, 2020
Next Tier Connect @ East Pittsburgh
4350 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146

October 3, 2020
Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool Parking Lot 
635 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

October 24, 2020
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15084

Acceptable Materials & Associated Fees

Materials Collected for a FEE:

  • All Computer Monitors (flat screen & CRT) – $20 each
  • Televisions – $30 each
  • Console or Rear Projection TVs – $40 each
  • Printers – $5 each
  • Small Freon Containing Appliances (window ac units, dehumidifiers) $10 each
  • Fluorescent tubes:  $2 per 4 foot tube
  • Tires (car/truck) $4 without rims; $10 with rims
  • Hard Drive Data Destruction Verification - 1 Drive $11.50 each
  • Hard Drive Data Destruction Verification - each additional drive after 1st $3 each

Materials Collected at NO Cost:

  • CPU (towers), laptops, mice, & keyboards  
  • Home phones & cellphones  
  • Tablets & UPS
  • Servers, routers, & modems 
  • DVD Players, VCRs, & stereos 
  • Microwaves 
  • Copiers & scanners
  • Electronic cables 
  • Video game consoles 
  • Expanded Polystyrene packaging material
  • Glass bottles, jugs, and jars (all colors, labels and lids can remain on)

We are NOT accepting batteries, CFLs and media (VHS, DVDs, Cassette tapes) at 2020 events to reduce the amount of contact between participants and event staff.

For battery and CFL recycling visit Batteries Plus Bulbs for locations close to you.