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Recycling Rechargeable Batteries

The IRC and the four member municipalities are proud to announce their participation in the Call2recycle program. Call2recycle is a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) promoting environmental sustainability by providing free battery and cell phone recycling in North America.  In the call2recycle program residents can now recycle all rechargeable batteries weighing less than 11 pounds.

What does that mean you might ask?  It means that those rechargeable batteries that you put in your camera, toys, and other gadgets around your house are now recyclable at your local municipal building.  Are you buying some new power tools, the rechargeable battery on the old tool is recyclable too!  Time to upgrade for a new cell phone, you can recycle the entire old phone at your municipal building.  Cordless phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, two-way radios, and even remote control toys.  If it can be recharged, it can be recycled! If you are a business that would like to participate, please email Katrina Pope.call2recycle

Bring it! Bag it! Seal it! and Drop it!

  • It doesn't matter how many batteries you recycle.
  • However, be sure to place only one battery per bag!
  • Be certain to seal the bag after placing the battery inside.
  • Deposit the sealed bag into the call2recycle box.

Thanks for helping us to recharge the planet by recycling your batteries!

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2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection August 21st & 22nd

To help reduce the amount of hazardous waste in our homes, waste stream, and our water supply, the IRC will hold our annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Friday, August 21st, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at PNG Field, home of the Altoona Curve.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please follow this link for more information, there is no charge to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115886795525
There will be a base charge of $15.00 per car trunk-load with an additional charge of $0.50/lb. for all paints, payable at the event via cash or check only.
ONLY the following items will be accepted:
• Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
• Mercury containing items (such as smoke detectors/thermostats)
• Lead acid batteries
• Automotive fluids (used motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters & etc.)
• Pesticides and fertilizers
• Flammables and corrosives (such as paint thinner and drain cleaner)
• Spray Paint and other aerosol cans
• Latex and oil-based paints *All paints have a $0.50/lb. charge
We ask that all in attendance please follow these guidelines:
• Stay in your vehicle at all times
• Wear a facemask when speaking with staff
• Place materials to be recycled in trunk or truck bed to provide adequate social distancing

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