Hollidaysburg Borough Yard Waste Collections

2021

The Borough of Hollidaysburg offers curbside collection of leaves for residents in the Spring and throughout most of October and November every year.  Residents will be able to bag their leaves and yard trimmings for collection.  Residents can always take these materials to the either the Buckhorn Recycling & Compost Facility or the Duncansville Recycling & Compost Facility.  Materials should be placed at the curbside for collection by 7:00 a.m.

The Borough will begin Spring brush pickup this year in April. Pickup will begin on Monday, April 5, 2021 and continue EACH WEEK through Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

The Borough will begin Fall brush pickup this year in October. Pickup will begin on Monday, October 4th, 2021 and continue EACH WEEK through Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.  Christmas Trees will be picked up on January 10th & 11th, 2022 and then January 24th & 25th, 2022.

Throughout that time, Borough workers will pick up and haul away compostable waste such as: dead leaves, dead plant material, tree and brush trimmings and branches up to 3” in diameter and 6’ in length. Brush and branches must be bundled with string or twine. Please do not use wire to bundle.

Items that will not be picked up are: stone, garbage, gravel, dirt, junk, and appliances.

Borough crews will pick up all brush and bags on the East side of Penn Street every Monday and items will be picked up on the West side of Penn Street every Tuesday.

If your items were not set out in time or they were missed, they will be picked up the FOLLOWING WEEK. Items must be placed curbside by 7:00AM, and the only alley pickups will be Sweet Cherry Court in Holliday Hills.

For the rest of the summer the pickups will take place on the Mondays and Tuesdays of the 2nd & 4th week of each month. The following is a list of the pickup dates:

MONTH

WEEK #2

WEEK #4

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

JUNE

14

15

28

29

JULY

12

13

26

27

AUGUST

9

10

23

24

SEPTEMBER

13

14

27

28

City of Altoona Yard Waste Collections

2021

Curbside Collection

Reminders

Paper bags only!

  • NO tape!  Please do not tape bags shut.
  • Simply fold the top of the bag.
  • NO trash! Be certain bags do not contain metal, plastic, or other trash.
  • Bags should weigh less than 50 lbs.  
  • Brush should be smaller than 3" in diameter and 6' in length.  Brush and small twigs should be bundled with string or twine

Crews will not collect whole trees, root balls, bags that are tied, or bags that weigh more than 50 lbs.

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Spring Collection begins Monday, March 29th and ends on Wednesday, April 7th.  Materials should be placed at the curbside for collection by 7:00 a.m.

 Monday Zone: Center City from 9th Avenue including Fairview, Keith Area, Gospel Hill, 5th Ward, 9th Ward, and a portion of 12th Ward from 4th Street to 31st Street. The Juniata section, Whenwood, Ivyside, Logantown, and Fairview.

 Tuesday Zone: From 29th Street and Union Avenue including South Altoona, Mansion Park, Columbia Park, Llyswen, Highland Park, and Eldorado.

Wednesday Zone: Center City from 9th Avenue and Union Avenue to the Valley including Tuckahoe Park, Dutch Hill, Prospect, Pleasant Valley and East End.

Yard Waste Drop-Offs

Residents can drop-off yard waste year round at three locations:

  • The City of Altoona Highway Yard (Accepts bagged material and car load quantities only!) - 5010 Sixth Avenue 8 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. weekdays 
  • Buckhorn composting Facility - 1860 Black Snake Road, Dysart
  • Duncansville Composting Facility - 16906 Dunnings Highway, Duncansville 

 

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 Fall Collections will begin on Monday, October 18th and end on Thursday, November 18th.  The Thursday zone for November 11th will be moved to Friday the 12th for collection.  Materials should be placed at the curbside for collection by 7:00 a.m 

Monday Zone: The Juniata section, Whenwood, Ivyside, Logantown, and a portion of Fairview to 4th Street and 10th Avenue.

Tuesday Zone: Center City from 9th Avenue including Fairview, Keith Area, Gospel Hill, 5th Ward, 9th Ward, and a portion of 12th Ward from 4th Street to 31st Street.

Wednesday Zone: From 31st Street and Union Avenue including South Altoona, Mansion Park, Columbia Park, Llyswen, Highland Park, and Eldorado. 

Thursday Zone:  Center City from 9th Avenue and Union Avenue to the Valley including Tuckahoe Park, Dutch Hill, Prospect, Pleasant Valley and East End.

 Christmas Tree Recycling

Live undecorated trees can be dropped off from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm at the city highway yard located at 5010 Sixth Avenue on weekdays in January. Trees can also be dropped off during regular business hours to either the Buckhorn Facility located on Black Snake Road or the Duncansville Facility located on Dunnings Highway. 

 

Logan Township Yard Waste Collections

2021

 **** Brush will be collected at the end of leaf pick-up. The crew will only make one round of the township. ****

**** DO NOT MIX BRUSH AND LEAVES TOGETHER. IF YOU DO, IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. ****

Spring Leaf Collection – April 5th – April 23rd

1. Rake your leaves to the edge of your property (along the road) and the leaves will be picked up by the Township’s Leaf Vacuum and Collector.

2. Put your leaves in paper bags and place them along the road for pick up.

Any paper bag may be used. Large paper yard bags are available for purchase at local stores.

Bags over 50lbs. will not be collected.

Please do not use tape to seal the bag.

Spring Brush Collection – April 23rd – your brush must be out by April 23rd, or it will not be picked up.  Brush Collection will be one round of the Township.

Brush should be less than six feet in length and less than three inches in diameter.

 Pile brush & limbs together. Small twigs must be bagged – separate from the leaves.

 The collection crews cannot collect whole cut trees.

 Fall Leaf Collection – October 11th – November 30th

1. Rake your leaves to the edge of your property (along the road) and the leaves will be picked up by the Township’s Leaf Vacuum and Collector.

2. Put your leaves in paper bags and place them along the road for pick up.

Any paper bag may be used. Large paper yard bags are available for purchase at local stores.

Bags over 50lbs. will not be collected.

Please do not use tape to seal the bag.

Fall Brush Collection – November 14th– your brush must be out by November 14th, or it will not be picked up.  Brush Collection will be one round of the Township.

Brush should be less than six feet in length and less than three inches in diameter.

Pile brush & limbs together. Small twigs must be bagged – separate from the leaves.

The collection crews cannot collect whole cut trees.        

Christmas Tree Recycling

Live undecorated trees can be dropped off at the highway yard located at 100 Chief Logan Circle in Altoona from December 26th to January 17th. Trees can also be dropped off during regular business hours at either the Buckhorn Facility located on Black Snake Road or the Duncansville Facility located on Dunnings Highway. 

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Electronics Recycling at the Buckhorn Facility

Program Available to Most County Residents, at our Buckhorn Facility Only

This service is available to all residents in participating mandated municipalites (City of Altoona, Hollidaysburg Borough, and Logan Township) and residents in any non mandated municipalities.  Tyrone Borough residents should contact their municipal office for all recycling information, including hazardous materials and electronics.

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Most Materials Free, Some Have a Modest Fee

Due to increased recycling costs for non-televsion and non-computer electronics, a small fee is now in effect for some of those items.  The IRC Recycling and Composting facility still accepts a variety of items for recycling at the Buckhorn Facility and computers and televisions are still free. The following are the different electronic items accepted and the fee schedule. You can find a complete list of materials accepted and a description of our composting operations here. 

In 2010, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed legislation requiring the recycling of televisions, computers, and related electronic devices. This service is free to all residents.  It is a self serve drop-off. Residents are required to unload their electronics without assistance. If you have truck load quantities, please call ahead to ensure that we have adequate space.  You can reach the IRC Compost Facility staff at (814) 941-6675. 

The materials will need to be separated into the categories listed in the table below. It is important for residents to keep the different materials separate to ensure recyclability. Our facility is a source separated facility.  This means that the recycling collected at our facilityy needs to be separated into the individual commodity streams.  The recycling at our facility gets directly bailed and sold on the recycling markets.  There is no one to sort recyclilng that has been mixed together at our facility.  When recycling is mixed with trash it is trash.  Please pay attention to the different separations when using our facility.  If you are a commercial employer, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Material Accepted  Fee
   
Covered Electronics:  
 Computer Towers and Laptops Free
 Keyboards, printers, faxes, copiers, and mice Free
 Printer & Toner Cartridges Free
 Computer speakers Free
 Televisions Free
 Computer Monitors Free
   

Other Electronics: 

  
 Christmas lights Free
 Microwaves and toaster ovens Free
 Cell phones and digital cameras Free
 Metal appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, washer, and dryers Free
 Metal curling irons Free
 Portable DVD Players and other similar sized electronics $1
 Full-sized DVD players, VCR%s, and other similar sized electronics $2
 Stereos, sound systems, speakers, other similar sized electronics $5
 Oversized electronics,stereos and sound systems $10 or more

 

 

Freon containing devices:

 

 Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers

$10
   
Electronics NOT accepted
 
 Vacuum cleaners  
 Shop vacs  
 Plastic housefans  
 And other mostly plastic electronics  

If you are unsure as to how to recycle at our facility or need other recycling assistance please see an IRC employee.  We frequently have special recycling events to accept different materials.  To learn more about our special recycling events, or for other questions, please call our office at (814) 942-7472 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Duncansville Recycling & Compost Facility

Our Duncansville facility is located on 16906 Dunnings Highway/Old 220 just south of Inlows. Our facility is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and our material is tested regularly by the Pennsylvania State University to assure that no hazardous constituents are in our finished mulch or compost. The facility was opened in 2006 by the Blair County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling in partnership with the Blair County Conservation District. The IRC continues to operate the facility in partnership with the Blair County Conservation District.

Our Duncansville Facility is open Tuesdays from Noon to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).  Mulch, topsoil and compost loading do not begin until 3:00 p.m.  It is a self serve drop-off for yard waste and brush, which may be dropped off at the following fee schedule:

Grass, leaves, and other soft waste may be dropped off at the following fee schedule:

  • 3 bags or less - free
  • Cars, Small pickup, Vans, SUVS or trailer - $4 per load
  • Standard pickup or trailer - $6 per load
  • Grass Passes are available for residents, see staff for more details.

Brush and woody waste may be dropped off at the following fee schedule:

  • Small pickup or trailer - $6 per load
  • Standard pickup or trailer - $8 per load

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Residents may purchase bags of screened compost or mulch anytime during regular business hours and truck load quantities between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  We apologize for the limited hours on finished material purchases, but we are unable to staff a loader at the facility for the entire day. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment for loading and for information on bulk quantity pricing. 6% sales tax is included in price.

  • Screened Compost - $20 per one yard scoop
  • Screened Mulch - $20 per one yard scoop
  • Unscreened Mulch - $16 per one yard scoop
  • Wood Chips - $12 per one yard scoop
  • Top Soil - $30 per one yard scoop

Compost is a great soil amendment for lawns. gardens, and flower beds. It helps to improve water holding capacity and provides nutrients. Compost can be applied as a top dressing to lawns or flower beds and/or can be mixed with top soil to improve your soil quality.

Recycling Drop-off - Membership Now Required

 The items below may be recycled at our Duncansville Facility (we are not able to accept electronics at our Duncansville Facility).  Membership is required for this drop-off.  You can purchase a yearly membership for $25 annually on Tuesdays from Noon to 5 p.m.  Please call the IRC at (814) 942-7472 for additional questions regarding the drop-off and membership.  The recycling is a self serve drop-off and residents should be able to unload their recyclables. You can click on the links below to see the materials accepted at the IRC Duncansville Recycling and Compost Facility:

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                 Bottles & Cans                                        Paper & Cardboard                              

       Cans                       Yard waste setout

             Metal Cans                                                 Yard Waste

 

 The Compost Facility does not accept recyclable items that are dirty or have not been rinsed. ALL ITEMS MUST BE RINSED AND CLEAN. If you have other questions or need further assistance, please call (814) 942-7472 or email Brock.  Our main office is located in City Hall in Altoona.  You may also reach the Compost Staff at (814) 941-6675.

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Intermunicipal Cooperation

Cooperative Efforts = Efficient & Effective Government

Pennsylvania local government can be very fragmented and inefficient but cooperative ventures among municipalities usually saves tax dollars while providing for more effective programs administered by more qualified staff. The Intermunicipal Relations Committee (IRC) has been a great example. The four mandated recycling municipalities could never have afforded to each hire a qualified recycling manager, but together they could administer their program effectively and efficiently.  Several other agencies have addressed other local government responsibilities.

Other Intermunicipal Programs & Agencies

  • Central Blair Recreation Commission - A cooperative effort of the City of Altoona, Logan Township and the Altoona Area School District, the commission overseas parks and recreation programs in the Greater Altoona area.
  • Blair County Sanitary Adminstrative Committee - This committee oversees on-lot septic system permitting and enforcement and includes most of the municipalities in the county.
  • AMTRAN (Altoona Metro Transit Bus Authority) - Evolving from the old Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway Company, the bus authority provides bus transportation throughout the Greater Altoona area.
  • Altoona Water Authority - The Altoona Water Authority provides water and sewer service to a number of central Blair County communities and partners with several other authorities and municipalities.
  • Blair County Library System - The Blair County Library System is a cooperative effort of the eight public libraries and ther supporting school districts and offer inter-library lending in addition to meeting rooms and literacy and community programs.

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