Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority

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

Curbside Recycling

  • When Does Recycling Start? - Residents should have recycling bins and trash containers set out by the time pickup crews begin collection at 7:00 a.m. 
  • How Often Are They Collected? - Curbside recyclable collection is done weekly, on the same day as trash pickup. 
  • Collection Day Questions - State College Borough and Bellefonte Borough residents should contact the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (238-7005) with collection questions. If you live in the Centre Region (Benner, College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton Townships), your regional trash hauler (237-3713) will assist you. Residents of other municipalities should contact their private trash hauler. 
  • Holiday Collections - Please check our latest newsletter for all alternative holiday collection dates or you may call your municipal/township office for additional information.

Recycling Hints

Preparation is the Key to Success
  • Please rinse items.  Lids may be left on or off of recyclables.

  • Bag or tie paper as to prevent flyaways.

  • Don't recycle broken glass.

  • Store trash and recyclables properly.

  • Keep paper, newspapers and magazines dry.

  • Store trash inside or in covered containers to prevent rodent & insect problems.

  • Don't set out trash and recyclables until the evening before your scheduled collection.

  • Save space in your bin by stomping plastic bottles and cans.

Go the extra step

  • Recycle plastic bags at the supermarket.

  • Compost your yard waste at home or call your municipal office about collection.

  • Reduce your use of hazardous products.

  • Don't just recycle...reduce, reuse, and buy recycled, too. 


Hours of Operation

Transfer Station
Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm