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Our Founder


Meet the founder of our parent company, Mr. Vogel. Always focused on keeping his business community-oriented, he acquired Tri-County Industries in 1975 from another family business. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to lead our company through growth and continuously provide reliable service to our community.When we think about the success of our company, we enjoy looking back at our history...

Tri-County Industries - 2023 Driver of the Year


Congratulations to our Driver of the Year: Gerald Scott RhoadesScott has driven for the company for over 23 years. During that time he’s done it all, but for the last 7 years he’s been a tractor trailer driver. Scott has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. We are lucky to have him on our team....

Grove City High School STEM Club Takes Environmental Innovation to the State Contest


FedEx Ground, Shell Polymers, and U. S. Steel partnered together with the Steelers to host the annual "Powering Pittsburgh" High School STEM competition. The top three teams received a monetary donation to their school's STEM programs on behalf of the supporting partners and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Grove City High School Gifted STEM team of Christopher Shaw, Daniel Mariacher, Abby Cunningham...

Improper disposal of rechargeable batteries is leading to more and more dangerous fires


Contact: Tracy 717/226-5381Pennsylvania’s waste and recycling industry and the state’s top firefighters encourage citizens to dispose of these batteries safelyHarrisburg, PA (Nov. 13, 2023) – Pennsylvania’s waste and recycling industry is teaming up with the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to raise awareness about a growing epidemic of fires caused by the...

Light Up Night at Franklin! 


It was that time of year again; light up night in Franklin. This year’s light up night took place on Saturday, November 19. The parade’s theme was, “Feel the Love of Christmas”. Everyone was welcome to decorate a float and enter it to win in various divisions like churches, schools, business, industry, retail, service organization, decorated vehicles, decorated walkers (etc.) and even a...

Winter Garbage Pickup Tips and How-Tos


Winter weather makes everything a little bit trickier. Even small things, like picking up your garbage, can become complicated when there are several inches of snow on the ground. To ensure that you receive consistent service, please make sure to follow these guidelines. How should you prepare your trash for collection?Trash Cart: Use trash bags and keep the lid closed. Drivers will not reach into...

Only You Can Prevent Garbage Truck Fires


Tri-County Industries would like to remind all customers to be mindful of the items they are putting in their garbage and recycling containers and the hazards that can occur when flammable materials are improperly disposed of. It may seem harmless to throw items into your garbage such as empty propane tanks and pool chemicals, but if you don’t properly dispose of items like these, you increase the...

Customers: Do Not Use Doxo To Pay Your Bill


It has come to our attention that some customers have used an online vendor named Doxo in an attempt to pay their bills. Tri-County Industries would like to remind all customers that we are not affiliated with Doxo and this vendor is not authorized to take online payments for our company. Do not use this service.We don’t receive payments from Doxo and customers who’ve mistakenly paid their bill...

America Recycles Day: Go Green Not Just Today, But Everyday  


In honor of America Recycles Day, we are calling on our customers to start recycling more and recycling right. By reducing waste and recycling items we usually throw away, together we can create a better tomorrow not only for our environment but our communities and local economy. Our Efforts to Make Communities Cleaner and GreenerIn 2020, the Vogel Holding family of companies collected and...

TCI and Vogel Holding, Inc. Thanks Our Employees and Customers


Every year, the Vogel family writes our "thank you"s to our customers, community members, and business partners. This year, more than ever before, we have to express our deep gratitude to everyone who has worked with us this year.To Our CustomersThank you for your patience and ability to adapt to our changing business processes. We've received calls asking about how you can help keep our drivers...

Free E-Book: Waste & Recycling For Dummies


Ever wonder what happens to your garbage after you wave goodbye at the curb? Are you curious about composting? Perplexed by recycling rules?Find out the answers and more in Waste & Recycling For Dummies!The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) have collaborated to produce a digital book published through For Dummies.The...

Garbage to Gas: TCI Adds New CNG Station and Four CNG Trucks


Tri-County Industries, Inc. is accelerating our commitment to the use of Compressed Natural Gas as an alternative fuel. This year, we are opening a new on-site CNG fueling station, as well as adding four new CNG vehicles to our fleet.Garbage to Gas: How It WorksThe new CNG Station is a compressed natural gas fueling station located onsite at Tri-County Industries, Inc. Gas emissions from Seneca...

Ways to Reduce Trash During Quarantine


Over the past six months, Americans' at-home time has gone through the roof. One of the side-effects of the shutdown has been a dramatic increase in residential waste and recycling. All of your trash - from your plate scrapings to your shredded work documents - now ends up in your carts. That creates several issues:You may not have room in your cart(s) for everything you want to get rid of.You may...

Wolf Administration Awards TCI Grant for Cleaner Fuel Vehicle Projects


The Wolf Administration has awarded more than $2.1 million in 2019 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIGs) to 18 cleaner fuel vehicle projects statewide. The grants were awarded to projects that will help improve air quality and public health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tri-County Industries will receive $300,000 for eight CNG waste collection vehicles. These new vehicles will expand...

COVID-19 and Your Garbage 


The situation with COVID-19 has been continually evolving over the past month. Like the rest of the world, the waste industry is doing its best to understand this complex and evolving situation. We are taking guidance from SWANA, OSHA and other health/safety experts for the wellbeing of our employees as well as you, our customers.We have received questions from concerned customers about how their...