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

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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

Can You Put Medical Syringes in the Trash?

9/4/2018

Medical syringes and lancets are medical wastes known as "sharps." Sharps can be very dangerous to those who are handling residential waste. With our drivers' safety in mind, here are the rules for placing insulin syringes in the trash. Syringes used at home can be recapped and placed into a heavy-duty plastic container with the lid taped on and placed into the trash. Examples...Read More

Closed on Labor Day

8/31/2018

We will be closed on Labor Day, September 3. Your weekly collection will be one day later this week. Read More

TC Recycling's State of the Art Equipment

8/30/2018

Ever wonder what you shouldn't recycle? Or why you can now put all of your recyclables into one container?TC Recycling's video answers these questions (and more) in their new video!In 2017, our sister company TC Recycling invested several million dollars into state-of-the-art sorting and processing equipment. This new equipment is able to process 600 tons of recyclable materials per week, greatly...Read More

Be Stormwater Smart

7/24/2018

Stormwater runoff pollution is a widespread challenge for communities across Pennsylvania. Over the past 100 years, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs have become a major part of our communities. As a result, rain that should naturally soak into the ground instead goes into storm drains and, from there, directly into rivers and streams. This stormwater carries significant pollution,...Read More

Reuse Fest, Hard-To-Recycle Events, Household Chemical Collection and More!

3/13/2018

The PA Resources Council has released its 2018 schedule of events for Drug Take-Back, Hard-To-Recycle Collections, Household Chemical Collections, and Reuse Fest. Reuse Fest Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 Time: 10 AM - 2 PM Location: Children's Hospital Employee Parking Lot (55th and Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh) Details: Donate your gently-used materials...Read More

Seneca Landfill's Renewable Energy Mission

2/15/2018

What happens to your garbage after it leaves your house? You may think that when your trash goes into the landfill, that's the end of the story. But at Seneca Landfill, that's just the beginning! Seneca Landfill, part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, has taken on the valuable task of turning landfill gas into renewable energy. Natural gas can be used for fueling CNG...Read More

Trash Pickup in Winter Weather

2/1/2018

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...Read More

Tri-County Industries, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2017

12/26/2017

Tri-County Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2017 Driver of the Year Award, Joseph Owens. Joe is a Front Loader Driver in the Commercial Department and has been with the company for a remarkable 30+ years. Joe has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Joe and his wife,...Read More