Program Available to Most County Residents
This service is available to all residents in participating mandated municipalites (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.
The IRC Recycling and Composting facility accepts a variety of items for drop-off recycling at the Buckhorn Facility. The following are hazardous materials accepted and the fee schedule. You can find a complete list of materials accepted and a description of our composting operations here.
|Re-chargeable batteries (all kinds)||Free|
|Used Oil Filters||
First 5 filters free
5+ filters - $3/ 5 filters
|Used Motor Oil||Free|
|Power Steering Fluid||Free|
|Used Cooking Oil||
First 5 gallons free
5+ gallons - $2/5 gallons
|Compact Fluorescent Bulbs||
$1 for two
4 ft. tube - $1 each
Over 4 ft. - $2 each
We cannot accept used antifreeze, brake fluid, or other automotive fluids not listed above. We do accept these at our annual household hazardous waste collection for proper disposal. These and other chemicals are toxic to people, plants and animals. They can pollute our streams and water ways. They should not be dumped down the drain or disposed of in the regular waste stream.
The IRC hosts an annual Household Hazardous Waste collection to keep these materials out of our homes, water supply, and waste stream. Residents and businesses are able to safely dispose of those chemicals that have accumulated around the house and garage. Businesses will need to pre-register before participating in the event. There will be a disposal charge at this event. We do not accept medications at this event. The Drug Enforcement Agency works with local law enforcement and pharmacies to offer Prescription Drug Take Back days throughout the year, but local groups have worked together to offer several permanent drop-offs in Blair County for prescription drugs.. Latex paint can be safely disposed of at home by following these directions.