recycling http://wesa.fm en How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the Pittsburgh Region http://wesa.fm/post/how-recycle-your-christmas-tree-pittsburgh-region <p>If the needles are falling and you're getting ready to take down the Christmas tree, city and county officials are hoping you'll recycle it and not just leave it at your curbside.</p><p>The city of Pittsburgh's Recycling Division and Allegheny County's Department of Parks are again offering &nbsp;tree recycling programs this holiday season. The trees will be mulched and the county will use the mulch in its nine regional parks.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:41:10 +0000 Kevin Gavin 22101 at http://wesa.fm Don’t Dump That There! What To Do With Household Chemicals http://wesa.fm/post/don-t-dump-there-what-do-household-chemicals <p>How do you get rid of those dusty rusty paint cans, expired medications, old thermometers, batteries, cleaners, and other household chemicals? The <a href="http://www.prc.org/">PA Resources Council</a> has accumulated 3.5 million pounds of waste and over the last 10 years. They're ready to hold their 69th collection of household chemicals.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:28:50 +0000 Nick Frost 16903 at http://wesa.fm Don’t Dump That There! What To Do With Household Chemicals Pennsylvania's E-Waste Recycling: A Program in Transition http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvanias-e-waste-recycling-program-transition <div><p>This January saw the implementation of a ban on curbside pickups of electronic waste such as television sets, computer monitors and laptops.</p></div><div>The statewide ban, passed in 2010 as part of the Covered Device Recycling Act, called for all E-Waste to be taken to approved recycling drop-off sites.</div><div>The process was meant to be simple, but <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/morning-file/walkabout-new-curbside-ban-stirs-worries-of-vast-wasteland-of-tvs-702652/">recent difficulties</a> have proven that not to be the case. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:17:58 +0000 Reid Carter 16749 at http://wesa.fm Pennsylvania's E-Waste Recycling: A Program in Transition Recycling and Disposal Events Planned for Pittsburgh Region http://wesa.fm/post/recycling-and-disposal-events-planned-pittsburgh-region <p>With Earth Day approaching on April 22, the Pennsylvania Resources Council has announced its 2013 collection event schedule for electronics, pharmaceuticals, household chemicals and building materials.</p><p>On April 20 there will be a “Hard to Recycle” collection at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. There will be no charge for turning in e-waste like computers, TVs, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges and CFLs, and a nominal fee for paper shredding, alkaline batteries, fluorescent tubes, specialty lights and small Freon appliances. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:40:25 +0000 Charlee Song 7017 at http://wesa.fm