City of Altoona Yard Waste Collections

Written by Katrina Pope. Posted in Yard Wastes

2020

Curbside Collection

The City of Altoona offers curbside collection of leaves for residents for two weeks in the spring (usually ending in early April) and throughout most of October and November every year. Residents will be able to bag their leaves and yard trimmings for collection.  Residents can always take these materials to the either the Buckhorn or Duncansville Facilities.  

Reminders

Paper bags only!

  • NO tape!  Please do not tape bags shut.
  • Simply fold the top of the bag.
  • NO trash! Be certain bags do not contain metal, plastic, or other trash.
  • Bags should weigh less than 50 lbs.  
  • Brush should be smaller than 3" in diameter and 6' in length.  Brush and small twigs should be bundled with string or twine

Crews will not collect whole trees, root balls, bags that are tied, or bags that weigh more than 50 lbs.

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 Fall Collections will begin on Monday, October 19th and end on Thursday, November 19th.  The Wednesday zone for November 11th will be moved to Thursday the 12th for collection.  Materials should be placed at the curbside for collection by 7:00 a.m 

Monday Zone: The Juniata section, Whenwood, Ivyside, Logantown, and a portion of Fairview to 4th Street and 10th Avenue.

Tuesday Zone: Center City from 9th Avenue including Fairview, Keith Area, Gospel Hill, 5th Ward, 9th Ward, and a portion of 12th Ward from 4th Street to 31st Street.

Wednesday Zone: From 31st Street and Union Avenue including South Altoona, Mansion Park, Columbia Park, Llyswen, Highland Park, and Eldorado. 

Thursday Zone:  Center City from 9th Avenue and Union Avenue to the Valley including Tuckahoe Park, Dutch Hill, Prospect, Pleasant Valley and East End.

Yard Waste Drop-Offs

Residents can drop-off yard waste year round at three locations:

  • The City of Altoona Highway Yard (Accepts bagged material and car load quantities only!) - 5010 Sixth Avenue until 2:45 p.m. weekdays 
  • Buckhorn composting Facility - 1860 Black Snake Road, Dysart
  • Duncansville Composting Facility - 16906 Dunnings Highway, Duncansville 

Christmas Tree Recycling

Live undecorated trees can be dropped off from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm at the city highway yard located at 5010 Sixth Avenue on weekdays in January. Trees can also be dropped off during regular business hours to either the Buckhorn Facility located on Black Snake Road or the Duncansville Facility located on Dunnings Highway. springcollectiondays

Spring Collection begins Monday, March 23rd and ends on Wednesday, April 1st.  Materials should be placed at the curbside for collection by 7:00 a.m.

 Monday Zone: Center City from 9th Avenue including Fairview, Keith Area, Gospel Hill, 5th Ward, 9th Ward, and a portion of 12th Ward from 4th Street to 31st Street. The Juniata section, Whenwood, Ivyside, Logantown, and Fairview.

Tuesday Zone: From 29th Street and Union Avenue including South Altoona, Mansion Park, Columbia Park, Llyswen, Highland Park, and Eldorado. 

Wednesday Zone: Center City from 9th Avenue and Union Avenue to the Valley including Tuckahoe Park, Dutch Hill, Prospect, Pleasant Valley and East End.

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