2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection August 21st & 22nd

Written by I.R.C.. Posted in IRC Blog

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

IRC Supports Seedlings for Schools with Compost Samples

Written by Katrina Pope. Posted in IRC Blog

The IRC is supporting the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Seedling for Schools program by giving a free sample of compost for every seedling to all Blair County schools.  The IRC produces the leaf compost at the Buckhorn and Duncansville Recycling and Compost facilities.  Municipalities providing curbside yard waste collections and residents wishing to recycle their yard waste bring material to the two facilities to be composted.  The material is built into windrows and composted into an earthy, organic soil amendment.  The finished compost is screened and available for purchase in bulk, by the bag, or delivered.  This is the first year the IRC will be providing the samples in conjunction with the Seedlings for Schools program.  Schools that are interested in receiving the samples should contact Katrina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beginning Monday, February 29th schools can order tree seedlings through the Seedlings for Schools program.

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