2013-04-26


Household Chemical Collection Event Schedule May 4

Offers Opportunity to Protect Environment by Safely Disposing of Harmful Chemicals

 

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department today announced that a household chemical collection event will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the North Park swimming pool parking lot.

The event provides the public with an opportunity to help create a healthier and cleaner environment by safely and inexpensively disposing of common household chemicals.

A nominal fee of $2 per gallon, cash only, will be charged for collection of the following items: aerosol cans; automotive fluids; batteries; chemistry sets; compact fluorescent light bulbs; gasoline; kerosene; household cleaners; mercury; paint products; pesticides; herbicides; photo chemicals; and pool chemicals.

Items not acceptable for collection include ammunition; appliances, bulk waste; commercial and industrial waste; compressed gas cylinders; drugs; explosives; flares; fluorescent tubes; leaking containers; medical waste; PCBs and dioxin; tires; and radioactive materials (including smoke detectors).

The event is sponsored by Zero Waste Pittsburgh, which is a project of the Pennsylvania Resources Council and several other organizations, including the Allegheny County Health Department, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, The Heinz Endowments, Colcom Foundation, UPMC, Nova Chemicals, Lanxess, and KDKA Radio.

For more information about the event, visit World Wide Web Icon Zero Waste Pittsburgh or call 412-488-7452.

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