The county Household Hazardous Waste collection has been scheduled for Saturday, July 12, 2014, at PNG Field also known as the Home of the Altoona Curve. The event runs from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the collection will include 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 pays for half of our program costs but the other half must be picked up by the sponsoring county. That means that we must ask for a $10 per car trunk load of hazardous materials. (That's still a bargain to safely dispose of or recycle nasty chemicals from your home.)
Business are invited to register for the event by May 12, 2014.
We cannot accept:
- Any type of medication. (Watch for details on future drug drop-offs at area police departments.)
- Latex paint (This paint be dried out safely and the metal can recycled in your bin.)
- Regular alkaline household batteries (These are now safe to place in the trash. Federal law does not permit mercury in these batteries.)
If you still need a recycling bin, you can pick them up at the IRC office, IRC municipal buildings or highway yards. Our residential bin distribution event the end of October was a rousing success but some residents missed the event.