Like any business in a mandated recycling community, all common recyclable materials must be separated from trash and recycled at all construction and demolition projects, both large and small. In Blair County this includes the City of Altoona, Logan Township, Hollidaysburg Borough and Tyrone Borough.
No burning or burying!
With the exception of Clean Fill (unpainted rock, brick or concrete), no C & D waste may be buried. It is also illegal to burn C & D waste. No C & D waste of any kind (except Clean Fill) may be dumped and left on the ground, even on the work site. Visit "Review Your Construction Disposal Practices" for more on the state requirements on this topic.
What must be recycled?
The most common required recyclable in construction and demolition settings is corrugated cardboard. However, our ordinances also require the recycling of all your bottles and cans and printed paper. Several other separate state laws require recovery of other special wastes. Two mercury-containing items found in many buildings (mercury thermostats and fluorescent tubes and bulbs) may not be dumped with regular trash. Call us (814-942-7472) or check out our fact sheets on those products.
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