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Buckhorn Recycling & Compost Facility

Our Buckhorn facility is located on the outskirts of Logan Township at the top of the 'Buckhorn'. The facility address is 1860 Blacksnake Road, Dysart, PA 16686.  Directions to our facility can be obtained at the bottom of this page. Our facility is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and our material is tested regularly by the Pennsylvania State University to assure that no hazardous constituents are in our finished mulch or compost. The IRC took over the management of the two compost facilities in Fall 2012.

Compost is a great soil amendment for lawns. gardens, and flower beds.  It helps to improve water holding capacity and provides nutrients. Compost can be applied as a top dressing to lawns or flower beds and/or can be mixed with top soil to improve your soil quality.

You can find the complete hours and holiday schedule for our Buckhorn Facility on the right hand side of this page. Our Duncansville facility, located just south of Duncansville, will be open every Tuesday from Noon - 5:00 p.m. Both facilities are a self serve drop-off.

Grass, leaves, and other soft waste may be dropped off at the following fee schedule:

  • 3 bags or less - free
  • Cars, Small pickup, Vans, SUVS or trailer - $4 per load
  • Standard pickup or trailer - $6 per load
  • Grass Passes are available for residents 

 Brush and woody waste may be dropped off at the following fee schedule:

  • Cars, Small pickup or trailer - $6 per load
  • Standard pickup or trailer - $8 per load

mulch 2Residents may purchase finished material during regular business hours at the following fee schedule, please contact our office for bulk quantity pricing:

            • Compost bags (1.5 cubic feet) - $6/bag
            • Mulch bags (2 cubic feet) - $3/bag
            • Screened Compost - $20 per one yard scoop
            • Screened Mulch - $20 per one yard scoop
            • Unscreened Mulch - $18 per one yard scoop
            • Wood Chips - $12 per one yard scoop
            • Top Soil - $30 per one yard scoop

*6% sales tax included in price


Recycling Drop-off  

The following items may be recycled at the Buckhorn.  The recycling is a self serve drop-off and residents should be able to unload their own electronics.

Program Available to Most County Residents

This service is available to all residents in participating mandated municipalities (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.

 You can click on the links below to see the materials accepted at the IRC Recycling and Compost Facility: 

interstate battery   Commingled 2  ewaste   

Automotive Materials                  Bottles & Cans                              Electronics    

 Florescent Bulb Transparent   OCC Flattened   Cans

Hazardous Waste              Paper & Cardboard                         Metals

          Yard waste setout

                 Yard Waste

Note that acceptable mixed plastics now include a smaller set of materials. The Compost Facility does NOT accept recyclable items that are dirty or have not been rinsed. ALL ITEMS MUST BE RINSED AND CLEAN. THANK YOU!

If you have other questions or need further assistance, please call (814) 942-7472 or email Brock at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Our main office is located in City Hall in Altoona.  You may also reach the Compost Staff at (814) 941-6675.

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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Merry Christmas!

The IRC would like to wish all of Blair County a Merry Christmas!

As a reminder, we are not accepting wrapping paper in any of our recycling streams again this year.  We recommend using newspaper or brown kraft paper as a recyclable option.  Please dispose of all wrapping paper in your household trash.

Also, our Buckhorn Facility will be closed in observation of the holiday on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Dec. 23rd, 24th & 25th) and will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, December 26th, from 9am-3pm.  

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