WE ARE COLLECTING THESE ITEMS (list updated November 2021):
|Marnie Bertolet / April Clisura||Salty Snack Bags||TerraCycle||any size, has to be salty snack – pretzels, chips etc||In recycling room||please flatten|
|Marnie Bertolet / April Clisura||Plastic Pouches & Caps||TerraCycle||such as baby food or apple sauce||In recycling room|
|April Clisura||Energy Bar Wrappers||TerraCycle||Energy and granola bar wrappers with foil inside||In recycling room||Please flatten|
|Carol Emerson||Batteries||Frick Park Nature Center||Alkaline batteries||In recycling room|
|Sue Koehler||Techno Trash||Evolution E-cycling (South Side Flats)||Cell phones, mice and keyboards, modems, routers, remote controls, wires and cables, telephones||In recycling room||Computer and electronic equipment (CRT TVs and Monitors only at South Side location) https://www.evolutionecycling.com/services/electronics-recycling|
|April Clisura, Nora Johnson, Myra Kazanjian||#1 and #2 plastics||Michael Bros. North, South, East of City||All colors and shapes||Currently taking turns and willing to recieve washed items at church||Individuals can bring #1 and #2 plastics directly to the facility when it is open (South Hills location is nicest); michaelbrothershauling.com|
|Melissa McSwigan||Brita Filters||TerraCycle||Brita filters: water filters, and plastic pitchers and related parts||In recycling room|
WE ARE NOT COLLECTING THESE ITEMS:
City of Pittsburgh Residential Recycling
|· Mixed Paper: Office Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Hardcover + Softcover Books, Catalogs, Junk Mail + Phone Books, Paperboard||· Plastic (Bottles, Jugs, and Jars #1-5 & 7)|
|· Beverage Bottles, Gallon Jugs, Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)||· Aluminum and steel cans|
|· Beverage Bottles||· Gallon Jugs|
|· Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)||· Beer + Juice + Soda Cans, Food Cans, Aerosol Cans|
|· Glass (Bottles, Jars and Jugs)||· Food Jars, Beer + Juice + Soda Bottles, Wine + Spirit Bottles, Growlers|
Giant Eagle Recycling:
|· Plastic newspaper sleeves||· Clear shrink wrap and stretch film plastic|
|· Plastic shopping bags||· Clear bags|
|· Bubble Wrap||· Clean and dry plastic produce bags|
|· Dry cleaner bags|
Other recycling options:
Did you know that there are many options in and around the city to recycle products which are generally not recyclable by local municipalities during curbside pickup? For instance, check out PRC.org to turn in household hazardous waste in almost monthly events throughout the area.
|#5 plastics and #4 lids||ReImagine Recycling (Larimer)||All colors and shapes; must be washed; remove all labels and residues by heating, using a solvent or cutting off||Note: Churchgoers should take advantage of this program, but drop-off requires scheduling so it should be done individually||Re-opening for collection in October. Get on the mailing list here: https://www.reimaginedrecycling.com/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
Or how about polystyrene, the hard, lightweight, white material used when packaging large electronics (look for #6 recycle symbol) – you can take this to Appliance Warehouse (523 Bingham St., Pgh., 412-381-8800).
Electronics, e-waste and techno-waste can turn your cool gadgets into regrettable gizmos if it weren’t for places like:
Coffee bags – Church of the Redeemer (Squirrel Hill)
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS (Pennsylvania Resources Council)
Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. New in 2018: Collections will accept smoke detectors for a fee of $3/each.
HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTIONS (Pennsylvania Resources Council)
Individuals can drop off “e-waste” such as computers, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost.
For a fee, individuals can drop off alkaline batteries, televisions, computer monitors, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires.