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

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Happy Holidays from the Vogel Family

12/22/2017

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our businesses over the past 60 years. When we here at Tri-County Industries think of all the benefits of being in our business, we quickly think of our relationships with great customers like you. Thank you for giving us the chance to serve you. The end of the year brings no...Read More

First Annual Food Drive Concludes

12/20/2017

This holiday season, the Vogel Holding companies completed our first company-wide food drive. We placed 95-gallon containers at each business to collect our employees' donations of non-perishable foods and household goods. The response was even warmer than we could have expected. Employees at each company were thrilled to donate, knowing that their contributions would be used to help...Read More

TCI Employees Toss Food in Cans - For a Great Cause

12/15/2017

For the past month, Tri-County Industries employees have been throwing away food... for a great cause! Starting November 27th, clean bins were placed at each Vogel Holding company to collect new, unopened food and household essentials. On December 18th, foods and goods will be picked up by 412 Food Rescue/724 Food Rescue and the Grove City Community Food Pantry. The collected items will be...Read More

Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade at TC Recycling

11/16/2017

We're proud to share that our parent company, Vogel Holding, has recently invested in state-of-the-art sorting and processing equipment for our sister company, TC Recycling. The recycling line has been completely overhauled with a new system able to process 600 tons of recyclables per week - four times more than before! This massive investment is helping divert more recyclable materials...Read More

America Recycles Day 2017

11/9/2017

Tri-County Industries feels strongly that recycling is critical to the environment and economy of America, so in honor of America Recycles Day (November 15, 2017) we want to answer some frequently asked questions about recycling. Does recycling really make a difference? Yes, recycling absolutely makes a difference. We cannot overstate that. Recycling has important environmental,...Read More

DEA’s Announces Prescription Drug Take Back Day

10/26/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a great...Read More

Food Waste Powers Homes in Western PA

10/6/2017

If you're like most Americans, there's something in your refrigerator that's past its prime. Maybe it's leftovers from last week's dinner. Maybe it's produce that you didn't have time to cook. Or perhaps it's a jar of salsa that you don't even remember buying. When you do get a chance to toss it out, you may think that's the end of the road. But if...Read More

TCI's Dedication to Sustainability

8/23/2017

As part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, Tri-County Industries is committed to more than just making sure your trash is picked up each week. We're part of a bigger mission which involves holding ourselves accountable for the proper, safe and responsible handling of waste materials. Tri-County Industries' dedicated team works to ensure your trash and recycling are handled and...Read More

Seneca Landfill Powers Western PA

7/31/2017

Since 2011, Seneca Landfill (part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses) has converted landfill gases into enough green energy to heat over 18,000 homes per year in Western Pennsylvania. But how does a landfill become a renewable energy resource? When organic matter ends up in a landfill, it breaks down over time. As it breaks down, it generates gases, including methane. Methane is a...Read More

Tire Disposal: How to Legally Dispose of Tires in PA

7/24/2017

Waste tires and stockpiled tires can create many health, environmental and safety issues, so it is important to know how to properly manage them. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to knowingly dispose of whole waste tires in a landfill or to mix whole tires with solid waste destined for disposal at a landfill. For this reason, please DO NOT throw tires in with your municipal curbside trash...Read More

TCI Congratulates Retiree Bill Hallenbeck

7/12/2017

Congratulations to Bill Hallenbeck on his retirement after 36 years at Tri-County Industries. Bill started in 1981 as a residential driver and ended his career with us as a roll-off driver. We wish Bill all the best in his retirement! Read More

What To Do with Plastic Bags (and how to avoid throwing them away)

6/8/2017

For decades, plastic bags made from high-density polyethylene (#2 plastic) or low-density polyethylene (#4 plastic) have been the standard for helping shoppers get their haul home. While plastic bags are cheap to manufacture and sturdy enough to help you get your groceries home, they have become the bane of the waste industry and the environment. Plastic bags have become such a problem that they...Read More

What does it mean to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

5/31/2017

You probably learned the 3 Rs of responsible waste management in school. These are the three essential components of environmentally-responsible consumer behavior - reduce, reuse and recycle. The goal of the 3 Rs is to educate people on how to prevent excessive and unnecessary waste, and to limit the consumption of non-renewable resources. If you have a young child at home, or just need a...Read More

Requesting Dumpster Service for Spring Cleaning and Projects

5/10/2017

Spring projects often result in a lot of extra trash and rubble. Some of the most common spring projects include: General clean-outs of unwanted items from your house, attic, garage or storage unit Installing new flooring Installing new roofing or shingles Renovating a bathroom or kitchen Landscaping your property Building a new addition onto your house or office Replacing the...Read More

Hard-To-Recycle Event May 13 in Frazer Township

5/8/2017

The PA Resources Council will host its first Hard To Recycle collection event of 2017. It will be held May 13 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township. Other upcoming collection event dates: June 24: Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County July 29: La Roche College, McCandless, Allegheny County August 12: Century III...Read More