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Employees Toss Food in Cans - For a Great Cause

12/15/2017

For the past month, Ohio Valley 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 distributed...Read More

Massive Equipment 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

Ohio Valley Waste Celebrates America Recycles Day

11/13/2017

Ohio Valley Waste 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, economic...Read More

DEA 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

Can Food Waste Power Your Home?

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

Ohio Valley Waste's Sustainability Efforts

8/23/2017

As part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, Ohio Valley Waste 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. Ohio Valley Waste's dedicated team works to ensure your trash and recycling are handled and...Read More

Legal Tire Disposal 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

Why You Shouldn't Throw Away Bags (and what to do instead)

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

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: what does it mean?

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

Tri-County Industries, Inc. Honors Shelly Mathieson

4/28/2017

Tri-County Industries, Inc., a division of Vogel Holding, Inc., honors Shelly Mathieson for her 34 years of outstanding service. Since her start in 1983 in the Billing department, Shelly has been willing to learn and perform each office position, from Accounts Payable and Receivable to Human Resources to Dispatch. A true "Jill of all trades," Shelly is capable of handling everything...Read More

2017 Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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...Read More

The Art of Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

4/17/2017

Open the windows! Start the garden! Break out the short-sleeved shirts! Warm weather has finally returned to Ohio. 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 accumulated over...Read More

Disposing of Chemicals, Tires, Prescriptions, Electronics

3/28/2017

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides information for the collection or drop-off of a variety of hard-to-dispose-of materials. You can view this information on the Ohio EPA website. Hard-to-dispose-of materials include, but are not limited to: automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals e-waste such as computer towers and...Read More

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...Read More