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America Recycles Day: Go Green Not Just Today, But Everyday  

11/15/2021

In honor of America Recycles Day, we are calling on our customers to start recycling more and recycling right. By reducing waste and recycling items we usually throw away, together we can create a better tomorrow not only for our environment but our communities and local economy. Our Efforts to Make Communities Cleaner and GreenerIn 2020, the Vogel Holding family of companies collected and...

Only You Can Prevent Garbage Truck Fires

8/27/2021

Ohio Valley Waste Service would like to remind all customers to be mindful of the items they are putting in their garbage and recycling containers and the hazards that can occur when flammable materials are improperly disposed of. It may seem harmless to throw items into your garbage such as empty propane tanks and pool chemicals, but if you don’t properly dispose of items like these, you increase...

OVW Visits Sunshine Preschool and Childcare in North Jackson 

3/19/2021

The students of Sunshine Preschool and Childcare in North Jackson received a visit from one of our trucks. Commercial Recycling Driver James Baugher and Supervisor Chandler Beall gave the students an up-close demonstration of how our trucks operate."Our preschool rooms have been busy learning about recycling while our toddlers have been studying transportation, what better way to celebrate all of...

Ohio Valley Waste and Vogel Holding, Inc. Thank Our Customers and Employees

12/20/2020

Every year, the Vogel family writes our "thank you"s to our customers, community members, and business partners. This year, more than ever before, we have to express our deep gratitude to everyone who has worked with us this year.To Our CustomersThank you for your patience and ability to adapt to our changing business processes. We've received calls asking about how you can help keep our drivers...

What Happens If You Recycle Non-Recyclable Items?

10/30/2020

Have you ever looked at something and thought, "I wonder if this is recyclable?" You look for a label, but you're still not sure. So you decide it's the right thing to put it in the recycling bin, just to be safe.Although you have the best intentions, improper recycling (or "wishcycling") has consequences for the whole waste management system. We appreciate your desire to recycle - it's so...

Waste and Recycling for Dummies: Free Ebook

10/28/2020

Ever wonder what happens to your garbage after you wave goodbye at the curb? Are you curious about composting? Perplexed by recycling rules?Find out the answers and more in Waste & Recycling For Dummies!The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) have collaborated to produce a digital book published through For Dummies.The...

Reducing Trash During COVID Quarantine

8/21/2020

Over the past six months, Americans' at-home time has gone through the roof. One of the side-effects of the shutdown has been a dramatic increase in residential waste and recycling. All of your trash - from your plate scrapings to your shredded work documents - now ends up in your carts. That creates several issues:You may not have room in your cart(s) for everything you want to get rid of.You may...

Trash collector's act of kindness brings joy to Boardman family

4/22/2020

Every Tuesday, our driver "Mr. Anthony" takes the opportunity to put a smile on two young faces.Anthony Nuby knows how much Brantley and Beckett Wade love to see the garbage truck pull up outside of their house. So he puts on a show and makes their day. Nuby is happy to entertain his young audience."He just stands out there every morning. It doesn't matter how cold it is or how early I'm coming or...

COVID-19 and Your Garbage 

4/17/2020

The situation with COVID-19 has been continually evolving over the past month. Like the rest of the world, the waste industry is doing its best to understand this complex and evolving situation. We are taking guidance from SWANA, OSHA and other health/safety experts for the wellbeing of our employees as well as you, our customers.We have received questions from concerned customers about how their...

Coronavirus Update

3/16/2020

The health and safety of our employees and their families is of critical importance to our company. As the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, our company’s attention falls directly on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, families, and the communities in which we serve. We are closely following the recommendations by health and industry leaders...

How to Properly Dispose of Old Batteries 

12/26/2019

Have you ever wondered how you should dispose of your old batteries? You’re not alone. In fact, roughly 29 percent of Americans aren’t sure how to dispose of their old batteries. Many consumers tend to put them in their recycling bin or end up hoarding them. However, both of these methods are incorrect. To make things even more complex, there are many different kinds of batteries. So how do you...

Ohio Valley Waste Service, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2019

12/23/2019

Youngstown, OH – Ohio Valley Waste Service, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2019 Driver of the Year Award, John Slimmer. John is a Tractor Trailer Driver and has been with the company for over nine years. He has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. We are fortunate to have him as...

What to Do With Glass (December 2019)

12/10/2019

Many of you are wondering what to do with glass. There have been many changes in the industry over the past year, which has presented some confusion. We appreciate your patience as we have adapted to the industry and the market in planning how to best make use of glass.Glass will be collected in your recycling container from your municipality to be repurposed for another use.Glass is repurposed,...

‘Tis The Season for Responsible Recycling! 

12/3/2019

As we inch closer to the holidays, you’ll probably be busy with last-minute shopping and wrapping gifts for loved ones. It’s undoubtedly a chaotic time of year and recycling is probably the last thing on your mind. But did you know the amount of trash produced in the US increases by 25 percent during the holidays? That’s about one million tons of extra garbage every week! By reducing how much we...

Celebrating Our American Heroes, Thanking Our Employees

11/8/2019

Veterans Day, observed November 11th, is a time to reflect on the brave men and women that served in the United States Armed Forces. We honor this important holiday by celebrating the heroes who selflessly and courageously gave of themselves for our country and our freedom. We are especially grateful to all of our employees at Ohio Valley Waste that are veterans. Ohio Valley Waste Welcomes...