A July 21 collection event organized by the Pennsylvania Resources Council will provide area residents with an opportunity to safely and cost-effectively dispose of common household chemicals such as such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil and pesticides. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home can easily accumulate 100 pounds of products containing potentially hazardous chemicals.

The PRC household chemical collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Wild Things Park, One Washington Federal Way, Washington.

The cost to safely dispose of materials at this collection is $3 per gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. Once collected and processed by the certified contractor, materials will be recycled, incinerated or safely disposed in special landfills.

For information and a complete list of items accepted visit or call PRC at 412-488-7452 or the Washington County Planning Commission at 724-228-6811

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