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From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, the Pennsylvania Resources Council will host its final collection of televisions, compact fluorescent bulbs, polystyrene packaging materials, used cooking oil and other hard-to-recycle materials in the parking lot of The Mall at Robinson, near Sears.

Most items are accepted free, including computers, printers, monitors, fax machines and laptops, stereos, small appliances, cell/home phones and printer/toner cartridges. The first two televisions and first five CFL bulbs are also free. Fees ranging from $10 to $15 are charged for additional TVs and $1 for each additional bulb.

For a detailed list of items accepted and the price structure, visit www.zerowastepgh.org or call PRC at 412-488-7490, ext. 236.

Solar tour set

More than 20 buildings will be on the 2013 Pittsburgh Solar Tour to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday. "Green" activities for kids are scheduled at one house and rides on electric bicycles at another. Organized by PennFuture, the event is free, but participants are asked to register at www.pghsolartour.org, which also contains a Google map of all the sites on the tour.

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