Yard Waste Recycling Opportunities Continue
Yard waste collection is still available to residents in the Borough of Hollidaysburg.
Drop-off locations are available to residents at the Blair County Compost Facility, 1014 Blacksnake Road, the Altoona City Highway Yard, 5010 West 6th Avenue, the Tyrone Borough Garage, 1500 Lincoln Avenue.
If you still need a recycling bin, you can pick them up at the IRC office, IRC municipal buildings or highway yards. Our residential bin distribution event the end of October was a rousing success but some residents missed the event.
What materials are required to be recycled?
Visit our curbside recycling web page for more on the recyclable materials included in our program.
Special Drop-Off Recycling
Beyond traditional curbside recycling opportunities, many special materials can also be dropped off at recycling facilities. Here are some of the most commonly generated materials. Special note: there are currently no local outlets for mixed rigid plastics, #3-7 bottles or other plastic beyond the bottles collected at the curbside.
Recycling and composting have many benefits, both environmentally and economically. Though recycling can generate ten times the number of jobs than disposal of that waste in a landfill, ill-informed critics still claim that it is a waste of time and resources. For an excellent summary of the benefits of recycling, take a look the article from the Pennsylvania Sierra Club written by IRC Director John Frederick. Here are some other great resources to help you dispel those myths.
The Next Big Step
As Blair County embarks on its ten year update on its Solid Waste Management Plan, we are aiming higher, hoping to improve our recycling program. Check out our list of goals to build a more outstanding recycling, composting and waste reduction effort.
Dispelling the Myths
The Benefits of Recycling