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

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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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

Lego-V CNG Station Receives 2019 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

3/19/2019

The Lego-V CNG Fueling Station at Seneca Landfill has received the 2019 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.The Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence are awarded each year by the PA Department of Environmental Protection. These awards highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth. Each year the award is provided in recognition of...Read More

What Can (and Can’t) Be Recycled in 2019  

1/31/2019

View our Recycling GuideWe shared an update recently about the global changes happening in the recycling market and how it affects both our company and our clients.Despite all of the changes this year, recycling remains an important effort in preserving our planet and environment. The new limitations simply mean working to be more conscious of what we throw out and what we send on to be recycled....Read More

The End of an Era? Why “Easy” Recycling is Changing

1/18/2019

A recent FiveThirtyEight article stated that we’re approaching the end of the era of “easy recycling.” And in a way, we have to agree. Our industry is in a time of change and recycling as we’ve known it for the last few decades is evolving. At Tri-County, we’re committed to staying ahead of these changes. We also want to provide our customers with the information needed to make this new recycling...Read More

Tri-County Industries, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2018

12/28/2018

Tri-County Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2018 Driver of the Year Award, Thomas Mason. Tom is a Tractor Trailer Driver in the Commercial Department and has been with the company for a remarkable 36+ years. Tom has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Tom is a veteran...Read More

Holiday Waste Reduction Tips

12/18/2018

It’s no secret that the holiday season means lots of extra garbage bags of crinkled wrapping paper and holiday party leftovers. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent. Sure, your trash collection company will whisk it away with your usual garbage. But we can also all make small changes to reduce our waste this holiday season. Check out some of...Read More