Waste Diversion

Pennsylvania Resources Council protects local resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, anti-litter campaigns, and more.

Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) envisions a Pennsylvania where nothing is wasted, where every resource is utilized effectively. Through education and direct services, PRC actively empowers residents of Southwestern PA to minimize their environmental footprint by reducing waste generation. The invaluable support from Colcom Foundation has played a pivotal role in sustaining and expanding our waste reduction and diversion efforts for over a decade. Thanks to Colcom’s funding, we have successfully diverted over 3 million pounds of materials from local landfills in 2023 alone. Over the last decade, with Colcom’s unwavering support, our recycling and composting initiatives have diverted a remarkable 14 million pounds, significantly contributing to a more sustainable future.


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