Program Available to Most County Residents
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.
Most Materials Free, Some Now 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 should be able 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.
|Computer Towers and Laptops||Free|
|Keyboards, printers, faxes, copiers, and mice||Free|
|Printer & Toner Cartridges||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
|Electronics NOT accepted
|And other mostly plastic electronics|