How do I obtain recycling and refuse containers?

The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority provides red bins for residential recycling and blue bins for multifamily housing units and commercial recycling. Visit CCRRA's website to find out how to obtain a bin.

State College Borough provides bins for both trash and organics recycling. Each property is assigned two distinctive carts, one to be used for regular trash (black lid) and one for organic waste collection (green lid). Through a mailed survey, each residence had the opportunity to select the size cart to be used for each collection: 35-gallon (2-3 tall kitchen bags), 65-gallon (4-6 tall kitchen bags) and 95-gallon (7-9 tall kitchen bags). Contact the Public Works Department at (814) 234-7135 with any questions.

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1. Can the Borough pick up electronics?
2. Am I required to recycle?
3. Who should I contact about recycling?
4. How do I obtain recycling and refuse containers?
5. What day of the week is my refuse picked up?
6. What else can I recycle?
7. Does refuse pickup change during the holidays?
8. Does State College compost?
9. What is accepted in residential organics recycling carts?
10. Why is State College Borough switching to automated collection?
11. What is automated collection?
12. Do I use my own trash bins?
13. Why must I use a Borough issued cart?
14. When and where should I place my refuse and organics carts?
15. Can I bag my organic materials?
16. Do I still have to bag my trash if it is in a cart with a lid?
17. What if I have extra trash that won’t fit in the cart?
18. What should I do when it snows?
19. Why do I have to make sure the lid is closed?
20. If I move, do I take the cart with me?
21. What if I need a larger or smaller cart?
22. Am I required to recycle organics?
23. Can I get at-door trash collection?
24. What food scraps can be recycled?
25. What happens if my cart is damaged?
26. Can I get an extra garbage cart?
27. Can I get an extra recycling bin?
28. How do I request bulk item collection?
29. What items are accepted in the green-lid organics cart?
30. What items are accepted in the black-lid garbage carts?
31. What items are not be accepted in the green-lid organics cart?
32. How should I prepare items for my green-lid organics cart?
33. How do I get my leaves collected?
34. How do I start or stop my refuse collection?
35. How can I find out more about the Borough's organics recycling program?