Dispose of hard-to-recycle items


According to an article in today’s Post-Gazette, area residents can dispose of a variety of materials today during the first of four 2009 “hard to recycle” collection events sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and its campaign partners.

Televisions, e-waste, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries and tires without rims can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Allegheny County Health Department, 39th Street and Penn Avenue, Lawrenceville.

Fees will be charged for electronics and tires, but other items will be collected at no cost. Fees are posted at www.prc.org. The disposal cost of a tire with no rim is $2.

For more information about future drop-offs, visit the Web site or call 412-431-4449, ext. 236.