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Park’s Garbage Service introduced recycling to Huntingdon County by partnering with Querry’s Sanitation, which Park’s later acquired. The two provided Huntingdon County with a place to drop off trash and recycling.

Now, Park’s Garbage is pleased to partner with Apple Valley Recycling Center to provide top-of-the-line recycling services for residential and commercial customers across South-Central Pennsylvania. Commercial customers are a large part of the recycling program where large volumes of materials, such as paper boxes, cardboard and plastic, are collected and recycled. The state-of-the-art single stream Apple Valley Recycling Center is centrally located to accept recyclable materials from the many Pennsylvania counties that Park’s Garbage serves. Recycling pickup operates on a biweekly schedule, coinciding with your regular trash pickup day. Call Park's Garbage at 814-542-4751 for the Recycling collection day and week that services your area.

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General guidelines

From residence or business to facility, recycling shouldn’t be a hassle. We provide the following guidelines as a communication tool to make the recycling process easy and clear-cut from beginning to end. For questions, please call us at 814-542-4751.

  • Place all recyclable items in the recycle cart provided by Park’s Garbage
  • Place the recycle cart curbside the evening before your scheduled pickup day. 
  • Make sure all items are free from food debris. Items contaminated with food will not be accepted.
  • Most lids can be recycled, but they must be removed from the recyclable item prior to placement in the recycle bin.
  • Park’s provides a clear list of items accepted for recycle and items not accepted for recycle [below]. If non-recyclable items are found in your recycle bin, Park’s will decline recycle pickup until the non-recyclable items have been removed.

At Park’s Garbage, we know that recycling is an important component of a healthy planet, and that’s why we accept a wide variety of waste materials for sorting, processing and recycling. Below is an easy-reference guide of materials we accept for recycling, as well as materials we cannot accept.

We realize you may have materials not listed here that you need to dispose of. For guidance on how to dispose of any items not listed below, please give us a call at 814-542-4751.

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Items we accept

Items we DO NOT accept

  • Magazines and Phone Books (catalogs and soft cover books)
  • Newspaper (inserts and brochures)
  • File Folders and Office Paper (all colors; all non-paper objects such as paper clips or binder clips removed; cover paper with heavier objects to prevent it from blowing away)
  • Mail and Greeting Cards (junk mail and envelopes)
  • Corrugated Cardboard (boxes, paper bags and beverage holders, flattened and broken down)
  • Paperboard Boxes (cereal, pasta and tissue, flattened and broken down)
  • Paper Cartons (milk, juice and egg)
  • Plastic Containers (#1 through #7; please rinse thoroughly; labels ok)
  • Metal Cans (aluminum, tin and foil; please rinse thoroughly; labels ok)
  • Glass bottles
  • Plastic bags
  • Window glass
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Dishes (including Pyrex and ceramics)
  • Paper towels and facial tissue
  • Styrofoam
  • PVC
  • Recyclable containers that have not been emptied or rinsed
  • Hazardous materials and medical waste
  • Electronic waste including VCR tapes, CDs and DVDs
  • Scrap metal
  • Pots or pans