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

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Vogel Family of Businesses Celebrates America Recycles Day

11/1/2016

America Recycles Day happens every year around the 15th of November. This national initiative, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, encourages Americans to pay closer attention to what they throw away and what should be recycled. “America Recycles Day provides the encouragement and know-how to make recycling a common practice every day of the year,” says Brenda Pulley, senior vice...Read More

Why Children Love Garbage Trucks

10/11/2016

Over the years, we've learned that children are fascinated by garbage trucks. It’s flattering! Kids see something magical about the big beeping truck that shows up every week like clockwork to magically whisk away their garbage. Science suggests that as toddlers begin to understand object-permanence, the coming and going of garbage trucks is something they can latch onto. Our truck...Read More

Basic How-To Tips for Garbage Collection

9/20/2016

Garbage collection is simple: you put out your trash, and we collect it. But there are some tips to make sure we're able to serve you properly and consistently. Put your garbage in a bag. Our collection personnel are not permitted to reach into cans. Bags prevent loose trash from sticking or freezing to the bottom of the can, where our personnel can't reach it. Bags also prevent...Read More

How To Prevent Garbage Can Odors

8/8/2016

With August comes some of the hottest weather of the year. Hot, humid weather is the perfect recipe for problems with your garbage can: smells, sticky leaks and pests. Use these tips to minimize any unpleasant experiences with your garbage can. Always bag your garbage! Never put loose trash in your can. Rinse recyclable containers if they have come into contact with food. You shouldn't...Read More

Tri-County Industries, Inc. Stands Up for Safety

5/17/2016

TRI-COUNTY INDUSTRIES, INC. STANDS UP FOR INDUSTRY SAFETY BY PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL SAFETY STANDDOWN TO REDUCE HEAT RELATED SAFETY INCIDENTS AMONG WORKERS Stand Down Will Create a Platform for Companies and Organizations Nationwide to Improve Health Grove City, PA—May 16, 2016—Tri-County Industries, Inc. announced today that it has joined the 2016 Safety Stand Down on Water...Read More

How to Safely Pass a Garbage Truck On The Road

5/3/2016

Last year, six waste collection employees nationwide died on the job after being hit by a car. This is an avoidable tragedy. As part of the NW&RA, the Vogel family of companies is committed to keeping our drivers safe. Our drivers are our most valuable resources, but they are also parents, spouses, children, and members of our community. Here are some tips to help ensure the safety of...Read More

Yes, It All Goes in the Same Truck.

2/19/2016

If you see your recycling going into the same truck as your garbage, there's a good reason. Tri-County Industries is expanding our use of Split-Body trash collection vehicles! These unique trucks are completely split down the middle 60/40 so that regular trash can be gathered in one side, while all of your recyclables are stored in the other side. All of your waste is transported to our...Read More

Press Release: Safety Stand-Down

1/20/2016

Tri-County Industries, Inc. has joined the 2016 NWRA Safety Stand-Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). This week-long training and awareness effort is focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents which represents a common challenge for the industry. The NWRA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing runs the...Read More

E-waste Disposal

12/23/2015

Pennsylvania’s Covered Device Recycling Act states that effective in January 2013, landfills may no longer accept electronics. These items must be recycled. Tri-County Industries no longer collects: Computer devices (including desktops and laptops) Televisions (any type) Electronic peripherals (keyboards, monitors, mice, printers and other electronic devices that connect to...Read More

A Local Family Business

12/18/2015

Tri-County Industries, Inc. is one of the largest privately owned waste removal and recycling companies in Northwestern Pennsylvania. We provide garbage and recycling pickup for Lawrence, Crawford, Venango, Mercer, Clarion, and northern Butler counties. While we're proud of our efficient service and always-expanding business, our proudest accomplishment is our continued commitment to our local...Read More

Tri-County Industries' Rural Recycling Program

12/1/2015

It happens all the time: tossing an aluminum can in a garbage can. Putting paper junk mail in the trash. Throwing out old leftovers in a plastic to-go container. Remembering to recycle requires a little extra effort. But for those living in rural areas, it's even harder — recycling programs may not even exist. The Problem: Traditionally, rural areas have lacked recycling programs...Read More