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

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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

What to Know About Changes in Mercer and Lawrence Counties Recycling 

12/13/2018

Residents of Mercer and Lawrence counties should be aware of changes being made regarding glass and plastic disposal, reported in The Sharon Herald last week.As a result of changes in the global recycling market, the counties will no longer be able to support glass and plastic recycling. By the end of January, residents who use the two counties’ Big Blue Bin programs will not be able to dispose of...Read More

Tri-County Industries Now Offering Recycling in Venango’s Cranberry Township 

12/11/2018

Tri-County general manager Jerry Bowser was recently quoted by Oil City’s The Derrick newspaper about the company’s latest recycling effort. Click here to read the full article.Beginning in January, residents in Franklin and Oil City who are currently serviced by Tri-County will be able to leave curbside recyclables along with their regular garbage."We wanted to do this in a non-contract area in...Read More

Vogel's RNG Station Featured in Waste360

11/6/2018

Vogel Holding's compressed natural gas (CNG) stations have been featured in Waste360. Click here to read the full article.The two CNG stations - one at Seneca Landfill and one at Vogel Disposal Service in Mars - are part of our effort for end-to-end responsibility.The Lego-V CNG station has been attracting a lot of attention as the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. After capturing methane from...Read More

New "Slow Down to Get Around" Law in PA

10/31/2018

In a few weeks, PA will become the newest state with a "Slow Down to Get Around" law. This legislation was written to help keep waste collection employees safe, and to educate drivers on how to safely pass collection vehicles on the road. Here's what you need to know: "Section 4572.2 ... requires solid waste collection vehicles to activate a bright yellow strobe light...Read More

DEA’s 2018 Prescription Drug Take Back Day

10/24/2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday October 27th, 2018 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...Read More

ACT Feature: "A Unique Approach to Renewable Fuel Market Development"

10/5/2018

In a recent ACT News executive interview, Ed Vogel of Vogel Holding and Seneca Landfill discusses his unique approach to renewable fuel market development, highlighting how Vogel became the first company in Pennsylvania to refine landfill gas into RNG for vehicle fuel. "Ed Vogel Sr. started the company’s first municipal waste landfill in 1965, the Seneca Landfill in Butler County....Read More

How to be Septic Smart

10/2/2018

Tri-County Industries is dedicated to improving our communities and protecting our environment. We have experts on staff to ensure that we're keeping the water and air around us clean, pure and healthy. Part of our mission is to raise awareness about how you can play a part, too. Household pollution is one of the leading contributors of environmental problems, including groundwater...Read More