Am I required to recycle organics?
No. Participation in organics recycling is strictly voluntary; however, restrictions remain on certain organics, like grass clippings, which may not be collected as garbage. The Borough performs seasonal leaf collection and weekly brush collection, both from the ground. Loose piles of organic material will not be collected, except during the seasonal leaf collection schedule. The organics carts are for food scraps and other organics like grass clippings, garden gleanings, hedge clippings and spent flower and vegetable plants; if you do not compost those items in your back yard. If you opt out of the organics recycling program, grass clippings may be dropped off at the Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center.

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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?