GENERAL RECYCLING INFO Λ
www.recyclethispgh.com - GREAT Resource for household (curbside pickup) specifics for every item type, dos and don’ts, Q&A. Everyone should read this!
Hard To Recycle Collection Events - Pennsylvania Resources Council – www.prc.org
ELECTRONICS AND E-WASTE Λ
All types: Batteries Plus www.batteriesplus.com (McKnight Rd)
Alkaline: rarely recycled, but possible. INMETCO (www.inmetco.com) is based in Ellwood City, PA.
Alkaline/manganese, carbon-zinc, mercuric-oxide, zinc-air, silver-oxide: Can Not Be Recycled. TRASH. Or pay $$ to recycle: www.toxco.com / www.biggreenbox.com.
Button batteries (lithium): Many shops that replace watch and hearing aid batteries will accept for recycling at no charge. Check with a jeweler, watchmaker, or volume retailer like Wal-Mart.
Portable Rechargeable (Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb)): Recycle at: Staples, Target, Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy - Cranberry and other locations.
PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES
Refill at CartridgeWorld (downtown Pittsburgh)
Disposal or chemical batteries TV computers paint car oil and cleaning products and more. Order a bag online, make an appointment.
PA RESOURCE COUNCIL - PRC
GAS CANISTERS Λ
Coleman gas canisters are not recyclable because of the compressed gas risk.
DONATION ORGANIZATIONS Λ
Charity Watch Grade A. Charity Navigator Encompass rating 100 (of 100)
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Have a Habitat for Humanity Restore in your area? Consider donating your household goods to these nonprofit donation centers. The Habitat for Humanity Restores sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more. If you’re looking to donate large pieces of furniture, such as couches, dining tables or beds, Habitat for Humanity is a great choice. The organization will pick up your belongings – free of charge. All you must do is call and schedule a pickup time before moving.
Charity Navigator Encompass rating most are 100 (of 100)
OFF THE FLOOR PITTSBURGH
Takes and redistributes basic used furniture like beds, dressers, tables, and chairs to disadvantaged families who lack these items.
Furniture, clothing, household goods, appliances. Religious, Christian.
VETERANS OF AMERICA
Charity Watch Grade D or lower. Other negative indicators. www.charitywatch.org/charity-donating-articles/vietnam-veterans-of-america39s-39recycling39-program-debunked
Neighborhood pickup – at your door. Paint, cleaners, electronics, CF bulbs, mercury, etc.
OFFERUP (FORMERLY LET GO)
Mobile app. Sell or buy.
Clothing, suits, sport coats, dress shirts, shoes, overcoats, ties, socks,
FURNITURE BANK ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
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