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What Can (and Can’t) Be Recycled in 2019  

1/31/2019

View our Recycling GuideWe shared an update recently about the global changes happening in the recycling market and how it affects both our company and our clients.Despite all of the changes this year, recycling remains an important effort in preserving our planet and environment. The new limitations simply mean working to be more conscious of what we throw out and what we send on to be recycled....Read More

The End of an Era? Why “Easy” Recycling is Changing

1/18/2019

A recent FiveThirtyEight article stated that we’re approaching the end of the era of “easy recycling.” And in a way, we have to agree. Our industry is in a time of change and recycling as we’ve known it for the last few decades is evolving. At Ohio Valley, we’re committed to staying ahead of these changes. We also want to provide our customers with the information needed to make this new...Read More

Ohio Valley Waste Service, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2018

12/28/2018

Anthony (R) with Vice President, Ed Vogel (L).Ohio Valley Waste Service, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2018 Driver of the Year Award, Anthony Hightower. Anthony is a Front Loader Driver in our Commercial Department and has been with the company for over eight years. He has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of...Read More

Holiday Recycling and Waste Reduction Tips

12/18/2018

It’s no secret that the holiday season means lots of extra garbage bags of crinkled wrapping paper and holiday party leftovers. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent. Sure, your trash collection company will whisk it away with your usual garbage. But we can also all make small changes to reduce our waste this holiday season. Check out some of...Read More

Vogel's RNG Station Featured in Waste360

11/6/2018

Vogel Holding's compressed natural gas (CNG) stations have been featured in Waste360. Click here to read the full article.The two CNG stations - one at Seneca Landfill and one at Vogel Disposal Service in Mars - are part of our effort for end-to-end responsibility.The Lego-V CNG station has been attracting a lot of attention as the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. After capturing methane from...Read More

New "Slow Down to Get Around" Law in PA

10/31/2018

In a few weeks, PA will become the newest state with a "Slow Down to Get Around" law. This legislation was written to help keep waste collection employees safe, and to educate drivers on how to safely pass collection vehicles on the road. Here's what you need to know: "Section 4572.2 ... requires solid waste collection vehicles to activate a bright yellow strobe light...Read More

DEA’s 2018 Prescription Drug Take Back Day

10/24/2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday October 27th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To find your nearest location, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/. If you have unused, unneeded prescription drugs, this is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to get rid of them. The Take Back Day provides an...Read More

ACT Feature: "A Unique Approach to Renewable Fuel Market Development"

10/5/2018

In a recent ACT News executive interview, Ed Vogel of Vogel Holding and Seneca Landfill discusses his unique approach to renewable fuel market development, highlighting how Vogel became the first company in Pennsylvania to refine landfill gas into RNG for vehicle fuel. "Ed Vogel Sr. started the company’s first municipal waste landfill in 1965, the Seneca Landfill in Butler County....Read More

Can You Put Medical Syringes in the Trash?

9/4/2018

Medical syringes and lancets are medical wastes known as "sharps." Sharps can be very dangerous to those who are handling residential waste. With our drivers' safety in mind, here are the rules for placing insulin syringes in the trash. Syringes used at home can be recapped and placed into a heavy-duty plastic container with the lid taped on and placed into the trash. Examples...Read More

Closed for Labor Day

8/31/2018

We will be closed on Labor Day, September 3. Your weekly collection will be one day later this week. Read More

TC Recycling's State of the Art Equipment

8/30/2018

Ever wonder what you shouldn't recycle? Or why you can now put all of your recyclables into one container?TC Recycling's video answers these questions (and more) in their new video!In 2017, our sister company TC Recycling invested several million dollars into state-of-the-art sorting and processing equipment. This new equipment is able to process 600 tons of recyclable materials per week, greatly...Read More

Be Stormwater Smart

7/24/2018

Stormwater runoff pollution is a widespread challenge for communities across Pennsylvania. Over the past 100 years, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs have become a major part of our communities. As a result, rain that should naturally soak into the ground instead goes into storm drains and, from there, directly into rivers and streams. This stormwater carries significant pollution,...Read More

Closed for Memorial Day

5/23/2018

We will be closed on Memorial Day, May 28. Collections will be one day later this week. Read More

Reuse Fest, Hard-To-Recycle Events, Household Chemical Collection and More!

3/13/2018

The PA Resources Council has released its 2018 schedule of events for Drug Take-Back, Hard-To-Recycle Collections, Household Chemical Collections, and Reuse Fest. Reuse Fest Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 Time: 10 AM - 2 PM Location: Children's Hospital Employee Parking Lot (55th and Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh) Details: Donate your gently-used materials...Read More

Renewable Energy at Seneca Landfill

2/15/2018

What happens to your garbage after it leaves your house? You may think that when your trash goes into the landfill, that's the end of the story. But at Seneca Landfill, that's just the beginning! Seneca Landfill, part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, has taken on the valuable task of turning landfill gas into renewable energy. Natural gas can be used for fueling CNG...Read More