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

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DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day: 2017

4/27/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal for prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a great...

How To Spring-Clean and Declutter

4/17/2017

Open the windows! Start the garden! Break out the short-sleeved shirts! Warm weather has finally returned to Pennsylvania. As you put away the wool sweaters, you're probably starting to feel a deep-seated itch to do a little spring cleaning. A thorough spring cleaning consists of two parts: cleaning up standard dirt and dust, and getting rid of any unnecessary items you've...

Collection Events for Chemicals, Tires, Prescriptions, Electronics

3/28/2017

The PA Resources Council has provided upcoming 2017 dates for the collection or drop-off of hard-to-dispose-of materials. You can view all of the dates on the PRC website. Events are scheduled for a variety of materials, such as: automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals e-waste such as computer towers and peripheral equipment, cell phones,...

How to Organize a Community Cleanup

3/16/2017

Winter Storm Stella may have made it hard to think about spring and outdoor activities, but in the next few weeks, communities all over Pennsylvania will come together to beautify their neighborhoods. From May 1 through March 31, volunteers participate in a statewide event known as the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. The main focus of this initiative is to clean up litter and debris...

DEP Awards $500,000 Grant to Tri-County

3/8/2017

Tri-County Industries has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Protection for the installation of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station. With the award, we intend to construct an on-site CNG fueling station to allow our fleet vehicles access to CNG fueling at their home location. This station will be owned by Tri-County Industries and will also be...

Household Hazardous Waste Management

2/27/2017

Here's a fact for trivia night: each person in the state of Pennsylvania produces an average of 4 pounds of Household Hazardous Waste per year. And if every person in PA generates 4 pounds per year, that's a total of 25,000 tons per year statewide! Household Hazardous Waste consists of items and materials that can pose environmental and public health concerns if not managed properly....

What to do with an Old Mattress and Box Spring

2/20/2017

Presidents' Day is one of the biggest days of the year for mattress sales. If you've had your current mattress for more than 8 years, or if your quality of sleep has been suffering because of discomfort at night, you might be out searching for a new mattress this weekend. But getting a new mattress presents a problem: what to do with your old mattress and box spring? Here are some...

TCI Recognized by Cleanways

12/21/2016

Tri-County Industries has been recognized by Tri-County CleanWays, a grassroots 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties. We have been awarded the distinction of Distinguished Business of the Year in acknowledgement of our service to the community, specifically for our recycling program provided at our customers' homes. Tri-County Industries offers a...

Tri-County Industries, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2016

12/15/2016

Tri-County Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2016 Driver of the Year Award, Rob Paich. Rob is a Household Driver in the Household Trash Department and has been with the company for a remarkable 27 years. Rob has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Rob believes that...

Proper Disposal of Needles and Sharps

11/21/2016

When our employees handle your trash every week, they take on the risk that they might encounter something dangerous. One of the most dangerous things they might come across is a contaminated needle. If they accidentally get stuck by an improperly disposed-of needle, they put themselves at risk of contracting a deadly disease such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tetanus or syphilis. Safe and proper...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...