Keep Blair Beautiful Special Recycling Event

Event Set for October 24, 2015 and volunteers are needed!


Residents are invited to recycle their tires, electronics, batteries, boxes, bags & books at our upcoming special material recycling collection. This year's collection will include Freon containing appliances for the first time. This multi-material recycling collection will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine). The event will be held at the Peoples Natural Gas Field, Home of the Altoon Curve. Residents will enter the VIP parking lot near the ticket booth and exit at the bottom towards Frankstown Road. All materials collected at the event will be recycled!

Get the Free IRC My-Waste App!

In an effort to make recycling easier for everyone, the IRC has worked with My-Waste to develop a smartphone app for our area. Exciting features for residents include: the ability to report a missed collection, sign-up for alerts, set a personal recycling calendar, and search for nearby drop-offs. You may use this feature on your desktop or download the mobile app to your smartphone device.

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KPB Makes Bold Recommendations

Keep Pennsylvania BeautifulKeep Pennsylvania Beautiful released its report, Illegal Dumping: A Decade of Discovery, in early September, making some bold recommendations to change the way Pennsylvania communities handle waste and recycling. 

KPB’s illegal dump inventory confirmed that at least 6,000 illegal dumps existed in the Commonwealth, and more than 100 were identified in Blair County.  Though the environmental costs of this problem are significant, KPB found that the economic impacts of illegal dumping were similarly alarming.  They concluded that cleaning up illegally dumped waste cost more than $600 per ton.

Since affordable and convenient waste ands recycling service encourages proper disposal habits, the report encourages changes that would bring universal waste service to all Pennsylvanians. The recommendations appear to have widespread support, including the waste industry and the state's local government associations. Visit to read the entire report.

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2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection a Success

The county Household Hazardous Waste collection was held on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015, at PNG Field also known as the Home of the Altoona Curve.  2015 was the first year this was offered as a two day event.  Residents showed their support for the event by lining up hours before it began on Friday morning.  The event ran from noon to 5p.m. on Friday with over 300 cars and nearly 350 households participating.  OVer 350 cars and nearly 450 households drove out to the ballpark from  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.  The collection included a wide variety of materials - fluorescent bulbs, automotive fluids, poisonous liquids and solids, oil-based paints and stains, herbicides and pesticides and corrosives.  A state grant program through the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Agricultrue pays for half of our program costs but the other half must be picked up by the sponsoring county.   In this case, that means the IRC.  Residents were charged a flat $10 fee for all chemicals and latex paint was accepted for recycling for $1.00 per can.

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