Business & Institutional Recycling

Written by I.R.C.. Posted in Business

Businesses and institutions in mandated recycling communities are often unaware of their recycling requirements. Many are also concerned that recycling will be complicated, cumbersome and expensive. We believe that recycling becomes second nature once a well-thought out program is put in place and does not necessarily add significant cost. As part of a comprehensive "Greening" of your business or institution, recycling, waste reduction and energy conservation efforts are likely to ultimately reduce the cost of doing business. For more on Greening your workplace, take a look at our list of helpful hints. Or look over some of our outstanding business and institutional recycling programs.

Education of your staff is an important component of a successful program.  Below is a list and some images of the materials you should be recycling in your workplace.  All businesses, offices, institutions, and public areas are required by law to recycle all of these materials in Altoona, Logan Township, Tyrone Borough and Hollidaysburg Borough.


paperMixed Office Paper
  • White/colored office paper (including shredded)
  • Envelopes (except for manilla envelopes)
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs & booklets
  • Junk mail
onpNewspaper & Phonebooks
  • Newspapers
  • Newspaper inserts
  • Phonebooks & directories
  • Newsprint booklets & paper
occCorrugated Cardboard
  • Corrugated boxes and cores
  • Paper/pressboard boxes (ex. cereal boxes)
  • No waxed cardboard
  • No greasy food boxes
  • Flatten or compact boxes
glassGlass Bottles & Jars
  • Green, brown, clear bottles and jars
  • Rinse & remove lids
  • No window glass
  • No cookware
  • No light bulbs


  • Steel and aluminum cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Steel paint cans
PlasticPlastic Bottles
  • All plastic bottles or jugs
  • No tubs, trays, bags
  • Rinse & remove lids





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