PRC - Household Chemical Collections 

Since 2003, Pennsylvania Resources Council has hosted Household Chemical Collection Events in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The events are restricted to household quantities of Household Chemicals. If you have materials generated by a business or other commercial source, please contact the PRC for assistance.


Follow the link to the PRC’s Household Chemical Collection events information page for complete details.

Follow the link to the PRC’s webpage for information on Household Hazardous Waste – Safe & Healthy Living.  

Event Schedule

Please Note: All Household Chemical Collection events are held on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine.

June 27, 2020
Washington County
Wild Things Park

1 Washington Federal Way, Washington, PA 15301
Washington Co. Event Flyer


  • $20 flat fee assessed on all participants*
  • All items MUST be placed in car trunk or truck bed
  • Wear a mask if speaking with on site personnel
  • Bring exact change or check
  • Remain in your vehicle at all times

* Oversized loads will be subject to additional charges at the discretion of on-site staff.  See Accepted Materials & Associated Cost section for details or email with questions

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 1, 2020
Cambria County
Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility

Johnstown, PA 15904

August 15, 2020
Allegheny County
Boyce Park Four Seasons Ski Lodge parking lot

(GPS address: 754 Center Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239)

September 19, 2020
Allegheny County
South Park Wave Pool parking lot
1 Wave Pool Complex, Bethel Park, PA 15102

October 10, 2020
Beaver County
Bradys Run Park Recycling Center

October 31, 2020
Allegheny County
North Park Swimming Pool parking lot

S Ridge Dr, Allison Park, PA 15101

Accepted Materials & Associated Cost

At the June 27 collection, PRC will modify the fee structure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing a $20 flat fee to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff to promote safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  


Flat fee covers disposal or the following materials: 

  • Aerosol cans
  • Automotive fluids (e.g., motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, kerosene, brake fluid)
  • Batteries & Camp fuel/small propane bottles
  • Chemistry sets & Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs: bulbs only- we do not accept fluorescent tubes)
  • Gasoline and kerosene
  • Household cleaners (ammonia, drain openers, acid cleaners, oven cleaners)
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Paint products (latex, oil based, alkyd based, arts/crafts chemicals, rust preservatives, creosote, water sealers, paint thinners, furniture strippers)
  • Pesticides/garden (rodent killers, insecticides, weed killers, mothballs, fertilizer)
  • Photo & Pool chemicals & Smoke Detectors

*ADDITIONAL FEES: $12 per fire extinguisher; $15 per pound of liquid mercury

Please note that we cannot accept any of these items in leaky containers. 

Tip: To avoid spills and damage to your vehicle, never put leaky containers into your car. If possible, transfer materials to a new container. Preserve the label and place in a zippered plastic bag to keep with replacement container. If you can’t transfer the material, you can isolate the leaky item by placing it in a zippered plastic bag, plastic bucket, etc.

*OVERSIZED LOADS will be subject to additional charges at the discretion of on-site staff.  To see an example of an oversize load follow the link to the PRC’s Household Chemical Collection page Accepted Materials & Associated Cost section.

Materials NOT Accepted

  • Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Commercial and industrial waste
  • Compressed gas cylinders (large grill/medical)
  • Explosives
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Leaking containers
  • Medical waste (including needles and sharps)
  • Prescription or non-prescription drugs
  • PCBs and dioxins
  • Radioactive materials
  • Tires

Associated Cost

PRC strives to keep the cost of these services as affordable as possible. Fees charged to event participants cover less than 25% of the programs cost. The remaining costs are supported by the State of PA, County Government sponsors, and through grants from charitable foundations and contributors.