Events from UPMC Environmental Initiatives

Learn more about community events from UPMC and local sponsors.

Pennsylvania Resource Council Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Accumulating personal care, cleaning, pesticides, automotive and home repair chemicals creates exposure risks at home that may result in people getting sick. Proper disposal minimizes risks at home and in the environment and prevents unnecessary health threat.

UPMC continues to be a proud cosponsor of the Southwestern Pa Household Hazardous Waste collection events for nearly a decade.

Learn more about the ongoing events.


Pittsburgh Earth Day

When:

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day was created to highlight the interdependence of natural systems. Sustainability addresses that succession of future generations based on current actions and available resources.

Pittsburgh’s Earth Day honors the collaboration of civic systems of businesses, community organizations and green purveyors that are changing the landscape of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Learn more about this year's events.


Pennsylvania Resource Council ReuseFest 2017

When:

Saturday, April 22, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:

UPMC Passavant, Green Lot
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Drop-off event for materials destined for reuse by numerous local non-profit organizations. Items collected include gently used:

  • Art Supplies: art books, brushes, paints, photographs, sketchbooks
  • Bedding & Bath: bath towels, blankets, comforters, bed frames, bed pillows, dressers, end tables, shower curtains/rods
  • Bikes, including bike parts and bike tools
  • General Household Items: gently used clothing, shoe, and furniture, lawn and hand tools
  • Kitchen Items: kitchen utensils, sets of dishes and glassware, silverware, tables and chairs
  • Medical Supplies: bandages, dressings, canes, commodes, crutches, lift and transport chairs, nebulizers, rollator and wheeled walkers, shower seats, wheel chairs
  • Pet Supplies: bowls, blankets and towels, neck or boppy pillows, rodent water bottles
  • Usable Building Materials: doors, light fixtures, lumber (4’+), windows
  • Vintage Items (for repurposing)

All partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials

Learn more about this event.


Drug Take Back Day

When:

Saturday, April 22, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Outpatient Pharmacy Lobby

Falk Pharmacy
Oxford Building
3501 Forbes Avenue, 7th Floor

Hillman Cancer Center/UPMC Shadyside
West End Cafe, located in the West Wing Lobby

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Main Lobby, 1st Floor

UPMC East
Main Lobby

UPMC Hamot
Women's Hospital Lobby

UPMC Mercy
Cafeteria, 2nd Floor

UPMC Mercy Southside
Main Lobby

UPMC McKeesport
1st Floor Crawford Building - Main Entrance

UPMC Passavant
Main Lobby, McCandless Campus

UPMC Presbyterian
Prescription Shop, 1st Floor

U.S. Steel Tower (UPMC employees only)
MyHealth@Work, 12th Floor

Forbes Tower (UPMC employees only)
Main Lobby

Bring your unwanted, unused, or expired medicine.

Acceptable drop off items include:

  • Prescription medications including both controlled and non-controlled substances
  • Non-prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Drugs in their original containers
  • Medication vials with concealed or removed personal information

We do not accept:

  • Health and beauty aids
  • Durable medical goods, home health equipment, home care supplies, personal care items
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, aerosol, cans)
  • Illegal substances and paraphernalia
  • Infectious or institutional waste
  • Medical devices and equipment, medical sharps (needles, lancets), and mercury thermometers
  • Radioactive materials

UPMC Police will be on site to ensure all material collected is handled in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Held in support of the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


Drug Take Back Day – Sponsored by the DEA

When:

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:

UPMC Bedford - Main Lobby
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537

Bring your unwanted, unused, or expired medicine. Hosted by Pennsylvania State Troop G – Bedford County

Acceptable drop off items include:

  • Prescription medications including both controlled and non-controlled substances
  • Non-prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Drugs in their original containers
  • Medication vials with concealed or removed personal information

We do not accept:

  • Durable medical goods, home health equipment, home care supplies, personal care items
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, aerosol, cans)
  • Illegal substances and paraphernalia
  • Infectious or institutional waste
  • Medical devices and equipment, medical sharps (needles, lancets), and mercury thermometers
  • Radioactive materials

For any questions, please contact 814-623-3725.

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