Event Set for October 22, 2016 and volunteers are needed!
Residents are invited to recycle their tires, electronics, batteries, boxes, bags & books at our upcoming special material recycling collection. The event includes Freon containing appliances. This multi-material recycling collection will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 8 a.m. to noon (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!
Hollidaysburg Borough Residents - Take Our Survey
Hollidaysburg Borough Council continues to solicit input from borough residents as they consider collection system changes. A public meeting was held September 28, 2016 and you can still offer your input by completing the related on-line survey. Changes in the borough's program have been considered because the borough has struggled to reach the level of success enjoyed in other communities across the state. The Borough and IRC want to hear what you think and what services are important to you. Please take a few minutes to complete our Recycling Survey (www.surveymonkey.com/r/hburg).
Resource Recycling magazine recently published the summary of a recycling analysis in a number of communities around the country. We compared those numbers to our own here in Blair County. Local processor and hauler data shows that the household recycling rate in our program is 232 pounds per household, or 37% of our recyclable material. The best programs recovered nearly 70% of their recyclable materials.
Figures from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) show the program is in the bottom 15% of those serving more than 15,000 people. That means that somewhere between the store and the recycling center, the average IRC household is losing track of 634 pounds of recyclables every year.