2019 Annual Hazardous Waste Event was a Success
To help reduce the amount of hazardous waste in our homes, waste stream, and our water supply, the IRC will held our annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Friday, July 12th, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the PNG Field, home of the Altoona Curve. There was a base charge of $15 per car trunk-load with an additional charge of $.50/lb. for all paints. Latex paint can safely be dried out and disposed (once it is dry and has become a solid) with your household trash. You can find instructions for handling latex paint here. Nearly 550 cars from over 600 households participated and safely disposed of over 62,000 lbs. of material. The next event will not be held until 2020.
Program Available to Most County Residents
The best news is that the service is free 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.