2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Huge Success

Written by Katrina Pope. Posted in IRC Blog

10513360 738151392915935 1161231007921519801 nThe Internmunicipal Relations Committee's (IRC) annual 2014 household hazardous waste collection held on July 12 at Peoples Natural Gas Field turned out to be a huge success. Residents not only from Blair county, but surrounding counties as well, lined up all day in their vehicles to dispose of and recycle their hazardous products and chemicals. The participation of nearly 450 households in this years event increased by over 50% from the 2013 household hazardous waste collection. Some common hazardous materials found in this years event were latex paints,oil-based paints, pesticides,automotive waste,pool chemicals,and household cleaners.


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Written by John Frederick. Posted in IRC Blog

County Waste Plan Update Review Continues Through AugustCover

A draft of the Blair County Municipal Waste Management Plan Update was recently completed and the public comment period continues now through Monday, August 26, 2013.  A public meeting was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 to allow any interested parties to ask questions and offer input on the plan.  The public may still submit written or e-mail comments through August 26th.  Beyond assuring disposal capacity for waste generated within the borders of Blair County, the plan makes a series of recommendations to enhance recycling and improve waste management in general in the county.  The Solid Waste Advisory Committee is encouraging all municipalities in the county to take an active role in moving closer to a zero waste region.  You can take a look at these recommendations in the plan summary or review the entire plan and appendices.

Still Two Ways to Offer Input

There are still two opportunities to provide input to the plan.

  • Provide written comment directly to the IRC's Recycling Office, 1301 - 12th Street, Suite 8, Altoona PA  16601
  • Submit e-mail comment via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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