Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority

253 Transfer Road | Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone (814) 238-7005 | Fax (814) 238-3195 | Recycling (814) 238-6649

Recycling Newsflash

Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority

Centre County Recycles!

It is the mission of the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority to provide environmentally sound and economically efficient integrated waste management, reduction and recycling services; to work cooperatively with the private sector and to provide educational services with the intent of enhancing the quality of life in Centre County.

COG Organics Survey Deadline is May 31

For residents of Benner, College, Harris, Ferguson and Patton Townships - The Centre Region COG and your township are exploring the option of developing an Organics Recycling Program which would allow current refuse customers to recycle items including yard waste (plant trimming, grass clippings) as well as food waste, which accounts for 40% of waste that goes to the landfill. We want to determine how interested residents are in participating in this type of program. Your opinion is important to us. To take the survey and learn more about Organics Recycling or go to www.crcog.net/organicsrecycling .



2014 Centre County Green Business Partners Announced

The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, along with the Centre Region Council of Governments and the Borough of State College recently held an awards luncheon to honor 60 of our area’s best green businesses, schools and organizations.  Close to 100 area business owners, teachers, school administrators and employees attended the awards luncheon held in coordination with America Recycles Day to receive recognition for their efforts both in recycling and sustainability.  We would like to congratulate all of our honorees.  A complete list of our 2014 Green Business Partners can be found here.  If you would like to apply to be a Centre County Green Business Partner, please click here for an application.  


Bag/Tie Your Paper Curbside 

All paper recycled curbside must be either bagged or tied or it will not be collected.  Loose paper can blow out of recycling bins and recycling trucks causing litter in our yards and streets. Bagging paper keeps it dry and helps improve the efficiency of our recycling collection.


Cookbook Benefiting the Children of Sammy Boob AVAILABLE for Purchase

Get yours today.  The cookbook titled, "Delectable Delights from the Dump," can be purchased for $10.00 at the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority.  These make wonderful gifts with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Sammy's four children.  Live out of town?  No problem!  Click here for an order form.  And just to tempt you to buy one, click here for two sample recipes.  Thank you in advance!

Electronics Recycling

It is against the law to dispose of certain electronic devices.  The Recycling & Refuse Authority has a permanent collection site for recycling electronics. Just stop by our facility and drop your old electronics off for free.  Check out our pdficon large Electronics Recycling Guide for details on the program.


Recycle those Plastics

We’ve added Miscellaneous Plastics to our recycling program.  You now have four locations to bring items such as yogurt containers, sour cream containers, clam shell containers, butter and margarine containers, etc.  This is not a curbside program.  All of the program details can be viewed in our pdficon large Plastics Flyer.


Special Materials Recycling

The Centre Region COG has put together a great list of locations to recycle special materials.  Click here to view it.


Holiday Collection Schedules/Changes

Curbside refuse and recycling collection may be affected by the holidays.  If you are uncertain when to put out your refuse or recycling during the holidays, please see the calendar on our current newsletter or contact your local municipality.


Recycling Newsletters

Want to stay abreast of the latest in recycling?  Join the Authority’s monthly e-mail update list.  Just send an e-mail us to join the hundreds of Centre County residents already getting the news. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We also write a monthly Recycling Column for the Centre Daily Times.  Click here to read the latest.

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