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.
Most Materials Free, Some Now Have 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.
If you still need a recycling bin, you can pick them up at the IRC office, IRC municipal buildings or highway yards.
- The IRC Office at Altoona City Hall (1301 - 12th Street, Suite 8 in the basement)
- The Altoona Highway Yard (5010 Sixth Avenue at Commerce Park)
- The Logan Township Municipal Building (100 Chief Logan Circle just off 26th Street and Pleasant Valley Boulevard)
- The Hollidaysburg Municipal Building (401 Blair Street)
- The Tyrone Highway Yard (1500 Lincoln Avenue)
- The Antis Township Municipal Building (909 North Second Street, Bellwood)
Residents should ideally have a bin with a lid for paper recycling and an open bin for bottles and cans. If you have an old damaged bin or a county bin (that says "Blair County Recycles") and wish to trade it in for a bin that can take a lid, please bring in the bin for a trade-in. Very large households may qualify for a 25 gallon round container.