Chemical collections planned | local news

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will host two on-site household chemical collection points to allow residents to conveniently dispose of materials such as cleaning supplies, paint products, batteries, automotive fluids, pool chemicals and pesticides.

A collection event is scheduled for June 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center, 105 Romeo Lane, Uniontown. The event is being held in partnership with the Fayette County Commissioners and the Recycling Center.

There is also a collection event scheduled for June 25 from 9am to 1pm at Wild Things Park in conjunction with the Washington County Planning Commission.

“Keeping household chemicals out of landfills is important because many contain toxic elements that can enter our waterways or introduce hazardous toxic materials into our environment,” said Darren Spielman, PRC executive director. “This year marks the 20th year for the PRC to hold household chemical collection events and we are proud to announce that we have enabled the safe management of six million pounds of household chemical collections collected from more than 100 events. “

A $20 fee covers the cost of disposal of up to 10 gallon/50 lb aerosol cans, automotive fluids and chemical kits, electronic cigarettes, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paints, pesticides/garden chemicals, photographic chemicals and pool chemicals.

Charges exceeding this amount are subject to additional charges at the discretion of on-site staff. Participants also pay $12 per extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury.

Participants should pack all materials in their trunk or truck bed and remain in their vehicles while the contractor unloads the materials. The certified contractor processes the hazardous waste for professional disposal.

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