Merry Christmas!

Written by Brock Bryan. Posted in IRC Blog

The IRC would like to wish all of Blair County a Merry Christmas!

As a reminder, we are not accepting wrapping paper in any of our recycling streams again this year.  We recommend using newspaper or brown kraft paper as a recyclable option.  Please dispose of all wrapping paper in your household trash.

Also, our Buckhorn Facility will be closed in observation of the holiday on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Dec. 23rd, 24th & 25th) and will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, December 26th, from 9am-3pm.  

Hollidaysburg Borough Yard Waste Collections

Written by Katrina Pope. Posted in Yard Wastes

2020

The Borough of Hollidaysburg offers curbside collection of leaves for residents in the Spring 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 Recycling & Compost Facility or the Duncansville Recycling & Compost Facility.  Materials should be placed at the curbside for collection by 7:00 a.m.

The Borough will begin brush pickup this year in April. Pickup will begin on Monday, April 6, 2020 and continue EACH WEEK through Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Throughout that time, Borough workers will pick up and haul away compostable waste such as: dead leaves, dead plant material, tree and brush trimmings and branches up to 3” in diameter and 6’ in length. Brush and branches must be bundled with string or twine. Please do not use wire to bundle.

Items that will not be picked up are: stone, garbage, gravel, dirt, junk, and appliances.

Borough crews will pick up all brush and bags on the East side of Penn Street every Monday and items will be picked up on the West side of Penn Street every Tuesday.

If your items were not set out in time or they were missed, they will be picked up the FOLLOWING WEEK. Items must be placed curbside by 7:00AM, and the only alley pickups will be Sweet Cherry Court in Holliday Hills.

For the rest of the summer the pickups will take place on the Mondays and Tuesdays of the 2nd & 4th week of each month. The following is a list of the pickup dates:

MONTH

WEEK #2

WEEK#4

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

JUNE

8th

9th

22nd

23rd

JULY

13th

14th

27th

28th

AUGUST

10th

11th

24th

25th

SEPTEMBER

14th

15th

28th

29th

 

Fall Pick up starts Monday & Tuesday, October 5 & 6, 2020. They will be picking up each week until Monday & Tuesday, December 7 & 8, 2020, which will be the last pick up. 

Christmas Tree Pick up will be January 11 & 12, 2021 & January 25 & 26, 2021.

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.

Logan Township Yard Waste Collections

Written by Katrina Pope. Posted in Yard Wastes

2020

 **** Brush will be collected at the end of leaf pick-up. The crew will only make one round of the township. ****

**** DO NOT MIX BRUSH AND LEAVES TOGETHER. IF YOU DO, IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. ****

Spring Leaf Collection – April 6th – April 24th

1. Rake your leaves to the edge of your property (along the road) and the leaves will be picked up by the Township’s Leaf Vacuum and Collector.

2. Put your leaves in paper bags and place them along the road for pick up.

Any paper bag may be used. Large paper yard bags are available for purchase at local stores.

Bags over 50lbs. will not be collected.

Please do not use tape to seal the bag.

Spring Brush Collection – April 23rdyour brush must be out by April 23rd, or it will not be picked up.

Brush should be less than six feet in length and less than three inches in diameter.

Pile brush & limbs together. Small twigs must be bagged – separate from the leaves.

The collection crews cannot collect whole cut trees.                                                                            

Fall Leaf Collection – October 12th – November 30th

1. Rake your leaves to the edge of your property (along the road) and the leaves will be picked up by the Township’s Leaf Vacuum and Collector.

2. Put your leaves in paper bags and place them along the road for pick up.

Any paper bag may be used. Large paper yard bags are available for purchase at local stores.

Bags over 50lbs. will not be collected.

Please do not use tape to seal the bag.

Fall Brush Collection – November 15th– your brush must be out by November 15rh, or it will not be picked up.  Brush Collection will be one round of the Township.

Brush should be less than six feet in length and less than three inches in diameter.

Pile brush & limbs together. Small twigs must be bagged – separate from the leaves.

The collection crews cannot collect whole cut trees.        

Christmas Tree Recycling

Live undecorated trees can be dropped off at the highway yard located at 100 Chief Logan Circle in Altoona from December 26th to January 17th. Trees can also be dropped off during regular business hours at either the Buckhorn Facility located on Black Snake Road or the Duncansville Facility located on Dunnings Highway. 

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 Reminders for bagged and bundled material

  • 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.

 

Recycling Rechargeable Batteries

Written by I.R.C.. Posted in Hazardous Materials

The IRC and the four member municipalities are proud to announce their participation in the Call2recycle program. Call2recycle is a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) promoting environmental sustainability by providing free battery and cell phone recycling in North America.  In the call2recycle program residents can now recycle all rechargeable batteries weighing less than 11 pounds.

What does that mean you might ask?  It means that those rechargeable batteries that you put in your camera, toys, and other gadgets around your house are now recyclable at your local municipal building.  Are you buying some new power tools, the rechargeable battery on the old tool is recyclable too!  Time to upgrade for a new cell phone, you can recycle the entire old phone at your municipal building.  Cordless phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, two-way radios, and even remote control toys.  If it can be recharged, it can be recycled! If you are a business that would like to participate, please email Katrina Pope.call2recycle

Bring it! Bag it! Seal it! and Drop it!

  • It doesn't matter how many batteries you recycle.
  • However, be sure to place only one battery per bag!
  • Be certain to seal the bag after placing the battery inside.
  • Deposit the sealed bag into the call2recycle box.

Thanks for helping us to recharge the planet by recycling your batteries!

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