What should you shred to keep you identity safe? How long should you keep your personal documents before shredding them?
What should I be shredding to protect my identity?
Thanks to those of you who came to our free shredding events in 2011. We shredded more than 38,500 pounds of paper in those events.
only do these events help protect your personal information, but
Burgmeier's takes all of the shredded paper and recycles it, which
in turns helps protect our environment by saving trees. The shredding events this year have recycled enough paper to save 300 trees!
There are many ways your identity can be stolen, but there are steps you can take to help protect your identity. Shredding personal documents is just one of those ways. To find out more ways to help protect your identity, read more...
To report illegal dumping or littering in Blair County call toll free 1-888-X-LITTER. Calls are received and investigated by the Department. Callers need to be able to provide the date, time, location, vehicle license plate number, and description of occurrence. With YOUR help, we can keep Blair County the picturesque wonder that it is.
For residents, the following items must be kept separate from your garbage and placed in a recycling bin for curbside recycling:
In the City of Altoona, Hollidaysburg Borough, Logan Township, and Tyrone Borough, residents (including those that live in apartments), commercial establishments, and institutions are required to separate and properly prepare designated materials for recycling. For more information click here.
Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste Materials:
Corrosive acids and bases
Flammable liquids, solids and adhesives
Fluorescent light bulbs
Herbicides, fungicides, pesticides
Oil-based paints (NO latex)
Used motor oil
Oxidizing liquids and solids
PCB ballast and capacitors
Reactive and non-reactive chemicals and indeterminate chemicals
Poisonous liquids and solids
NO other items will be accepted at this event.
Not sure if the material you have is considered Household Hazardous Waste? HHW is defined as any material containing ingredients that are corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive. Products such as oil-based paints, insecticides, pool chemicals, cleaners and flammables contain potentially hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them. Improper disposal of household hazardous waste can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
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Central PA Recycling Programs
Learn how to recycle in your area.
For Recycling Drop off locations in your area, click here .
Clear out the clutter and protect the environment at the same time!
Join KOLR10 and the Computer Recycling Center of Springfield for a free recycling event, specifically for electronics and small appliances.
Start the new year off on a green note, by bringing your broken, outdated and discarded electronics to The Computer Recycling Center - 1434 N. National in Springfield - on Thursday, January 10, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Your old electronics and components will be shredded, ground up and recycled. Here's what The Computer Recycling Center can accept:
* Toner Cartridges
*A $20 Disposal Fee Applies On Televisions Only
* Cell Phones
* Vcr's / Dvd Players
* Batteries (Any Kind)
* Aluminum Cans
* Fluorescent Bulbs
* Battery Charges
* Video Equipment
Most other small items - Call for information 417.866.2588