Metals Accepted at Buckhorn Facility

The IRC Recycling and Composting facility accepts a variety of items for recycling at the Buckhorn Facility.  The following are the different metals and the related fee schedule that are accepted for recycling drop-off at the compost facility.  You can find a complete list of materials accepted and a description of our composting operations here.

  aluminum cans 4

The materials will need to be separated into the categories listed in the table below.  It is important for residents to keep the different materials separate to ensure recyclability.  Our facility is a source separated facility.  This means that the recycling collected at our facilityy needs to be separated into the individual commodity streams.  The recycling at our facility gets directly bailed and sold on the recycling markets.  There is no one to sort recyclilng that has been mixed together at our facility.  When recycling is mixed with trash it is trash.  Please pay attention to the different separations when using our facility.  

Material Accepted  Fee
   
 Aluminum Cans Free
 Aluminum Window Frames & Screens Free
 Aluminum Lawn Furniture Free
 Steel and Tin Cans Free
 Scrap Metal Free

We don't usually accept appliances at our facility.  If they are freon containing appliances, you will need to dispose of them at Appliance Outlet (814) 949-4060 or Burgmeiers (814) 943-8975.  Scrap or metal yards can accept all other appliances.  If you are unsure as to how to recycle at our facility or need other recycling assistance please see an IRC employee.  We frequently have special recycling events to accept different materials.  

To learn more about our special recycling events, or for other questions, please call our office at 814-942-7472 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Latest IRC Blog

2021 Blair County HHW Collection Event at the Jaffa Shrine

To help reduce the amount of hazardous waste in our homes, waste stream, and our water supply, the IRC
will hold our annual Blair County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Friday, July 23rd, from
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jaffa Shrine.
 
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE FROM PRIOR YEARS!
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please follow this link for more information, there is no charge to register: 2021 HHW Collection Event (tickets are not required to enter the event, so please save a tree and don't worry about printing them!)
 
There will be a base charge of $15.00 per car trunk-load with an additional charge of $0.50/lb. for all paints, payable at the event via cash or check only.
 
ONLY the following items will be accepted:
 
• Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
• Mercury containing items (such as smoke detectors/thermostats)
• Lead acid batteries
• Automotive fluids (used motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters & etc.)
• Pesticides and fertilizers
• Flammables and corrosives (such as paint thinner and drain cleaner)
• Spray Paint and other aerosol cans
• Latex and oil-based paints *All paints have a $0.50/lb. charge
 
NO MEDICATION, ALKALINE BATTERIES, ELECTRONICS, OR TIRES ACCEPTED.
 
We ask that all in attendance please follow these guidelines:
 
• Stay in your vehicle at all times
• Wear a facemask when speaking with staff
• Place materials to be recycled in trunk or truck bed to provide adequate social distancing
 

Meet the I.R.C. team.

Our team consists of passionate and experienced people,
who love what they do and always look forward to finding new ways to promote sustainable communities.

Find us on Facebook!

Contact us.