The latest news from Tri-County Industries. Look here for announcements, special information and notifications.

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‘Tis The Season for Responsible Recycling! 

12/3/2019

As we inch closer to the holidays, you’ll probably be busy with last-minute shopping and wrapping gifts for loved ones. It’s undoubtedly a chaotic time of year and recycling is probably the last thing on your mind. But did you know the amount of trash produced in the US increases by 25 percent during the holidays? That’s about one million tons of extra garbage every week! By reducing how much we...

Seneca Landfill Completes Acid Mine Treatment System

11/14/2019

This summer, Seneca Landfill, Inc. (Seneca) completed construction of an acid mine treatment system in Washington Township, Butler County on PA State Game Lands #95. The area was abandoned and left unreclaimed following past coal mining activity on the property. Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) from a seep known as SR89 was discharging directly into Slippery Rock Creek, polluting the water and damaging...

Celebrating Our Heroes, Thanking Our Employees 

11/8/2019

Veterans Day, observed November 11th, is a time to reflect on the brave men and women that served in the United States Armed Forces. We honor this important holiday by celebrating the heroes who selflessly and courageously gave of themselves for our country and our freedom. We are especially grateful to all of our employees at Tri-County Industries that are veterans. Tri-County Welcomes Veterans...

DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for October 26th 

10/23/2019

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.To find your nearest location, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.If you have any expired or unwanted prescription drugs in your home, clean out your medicine cabinet on October 26th and dispose of your old prescriptions in a...

Seneca Landfill Open House Introduces Community to Modern Landfill

10/15/2019

On Saturday, October 12th, the staff at Seneca Landfill hosted the first-ever Open House at their facilities.The goal of the event was to create an open, transparent dialogue about how modern-day landfills operate. With so many misconceptions about landfills, the Vogel companies believe in educating members of the community about what exactly goes on at Seneca. We wanted to dispel the myths and...

Seneca Landfill: How a Modern-Day Landfill Operates

9/30/2019

Ever wonder where your garbage goes?Seneca Landfill is a cutting-edge facility serving the needs of customers throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio by accepting a wide range of non-hazardous waste. But that's just the beginning of what they do for Tri-County Industries' clients and our community."By permit, Seneca Landfill is a landfill. By my description, Seneca Landfill is a renewable natural...

Waste Management Truck Ignited by Propane Tank

8/23/2019

Image courtesy of WPXI.com.A Waste Management truck in Peters Township caught fire this week when a propane tank ignited.A grill had been put out for garbage collection, with the propane tank hidden inside. When the garbage truck picked up the grill and began to compact the waste, the tank ignited, setting the truck on fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt.Please note that you should never put...

Gov. Wolf Awarding $8.5M in Grants to Reduce Transportation Pollution

8/5/2019

Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that 34 projects across Pennsylvania would receive a total of $8.5 million in grants and rebates as part of Driving PA Forward. The funds come from PA's share of Volkswagen Group of America's settlement for cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests.The funds will be used by different initiatives focused on reducing transportation...

Third-Party Payment Warning: Don't Use Doxo!

7/31/2019

We want our customers to be aware of a third-party online bill pay system called Doxo. We have been receiving complaints that this company has set up online payment pages, claiming to be for Tri-County Industries.Doxo is not an approved vendor or partner for Tri-County Industries, Inc. We do not contract with any third-party bill pay systems. The only true, verified way to pay your bill online is...

6 New CNG Trucks at TCI

7/22/2019

Tri-County Industries has added 6 new compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to our fleet. We now have 40 CNG vehicles in our fleet across all of the Vogel companies. By switching to Clean Energy Natural Gas Fuel, we've reduced our total greenhouse gas emissions by 1,215 metric tons per year! That's like:planting 31,113 treesremoving 256 cars off the roador recycling 436 tons of waste instead of...

What Happens If You Put The Wrong Thing Into Recycling?

7/15/2019

Have you ever looked at something and thought, "I wonder if this is recyclable?" You look for a label, but you're still not sure. So you decide it's the right thing to put it in the recycling bin, just to be safe.Although you have the best intentions, improper recycling (or "wishcycling") has consequences for the whole waste management system. We appreciate your desire to recycle - it's so...

Springfield Township Annual Cleanup Day

6/10/2019

Calling all Springfield Township residents! The Springfield Township annual cleanup day is scheduled for this Saturday, June 15, 2019.Residents can drop off their spring cleaning waste between 8 a.m. and noon at Tri-County Industries. Drop offs are limited to one pickup load per family, and elderly or handicapped residents can arrange for the public works department to pick up items by calling...

Lego-V CNG Station Awarded $352,800 AFIG Grant 

5/13/2019

The Lego-V CNG Station, which recently won the 2019 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, is now the recipient of an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG). The $352,800 grant was the largest award given this year, and we are honored to have been selected for this significant investment.Since 1992, this PA Department of Environmental Protection award has aimed to "help to create new...

DEA's 2019 Prescription Drug Take Back Day

4/25/2019

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday April 27th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.To find your nearest location, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.If you have unused, unneeded prescription drugs, this is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to get rid of them. The Take Back Day provides an opportunity for...

Celebrating Earth Day 2019

4/22/2019

Did you know that today marks the 49th Earth Day celebration? Beginning in 1970, Earth Day has been observed every April 22 with a worldwide effort to save and nurture the environment. For our small part, we continue to work to improve our recycling efforts. “Earth Day brings the world together to celebrate our planet. Recycling is a vital component in the health of both the environment and the...