City Of Pittsburgh Opens Hazardous And E-Waste Recycling Drop-Off

July 16, 2019

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A drop-off site for hard-to-recycle electronics and hazardous waste opens Wednesday in the Strip District. The city of Pittsburgh initiative will be located at 3001 Railroad Street near the 31st Street Bridge. There are special regulations for how electronics and things like chemicals must be recycled, and disposal options have been limited in Pittsburgh for a long time. As part of the contract with Environmental Coordination Services and Recycling, Pittsburgh residents will have to make an appointment to drop off waste, either online or by calling 814-425-7773. "That's for a couple reasons," said Alicia Carberry, operations manager in the office of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. "To manage capacity, to receive special instructions and to give a run through of what people can expect." Carberry said she doesn't think that will keep people from recycling. "I think that as people get used to this it will become kind of commonplace," Carberry said. "You make the appointment, it's a ten minute chunk that you'll sign up for, you go drop your stuff off and be on your way."

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