The latest news from Vogel Disposal Service. Look here for announcements, special information and notifications.

Vogel Holding, Inc's Sustainability Efforts

8/23/2017

As part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, Vogel Disposal 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. Vogel Disposal's dedicated team works to ensure your trash and recycling are handled and processed in a...Read More

Seneca Landfill: Powering Our Community

7/31/2017

Since 2011, Seneca Landfill (part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses) has converted landfill gases into enough green energy to heat over 18,000 homes per year in Western Pennsylvania. But how does a landfill become a renewable energy resource? When organic matter ends up in a landfill, it breaks down over time. As it breaks down, it generates gases, including methane. Methane is a...Read More

How to Properly Dispose of Tires 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

What To Do With Plastic Bags (and why you shouldn't throw them away)

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

What does "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" mean?

5/31/2017

You may have 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

May 13: Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event In Allegheny County

5/8/2017

The PA Resources Council will host its first Hard To Recycle collection event of 2017. It will be held May 13 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township. Other upcoming collection event dates: June 24: Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County July 29: La Roche College, McCandless, Allegheny County August 12: Century III...Read More

TCI Honors Shelly Mathieson

4/27/2017

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 DEA National 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

Spotlight on Seneca Landfill

4/24/2017

Have you ever been curious about how a landfill works? If you've never read about the technologies used at a landfill, you probably assume that a landfill is just a big hole in the ground that gets filled with trash. Actually, that would describe a dump, which are no longer legal under DEP standards. Modern sanitary landfills like Seneca Landfill are highly technical sites with strict...Read More

How to Clean and Declutter for Spring

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...Read More

Collection Events for Household Chemical, Drug, Hard-To-Recycle Materials

3/28/2017

The PA Resources Council has provided upcoming 2017 dates for the collection and drop-off of hard-to-dispose-of materials in Western PA. 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...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

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....Read More

How To Get Rid of Mattresses and Box Springs

2/17/2017

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...Read More

Vogel Now Accepts Appliances with Refrigerant

2/6/2017

Vogel Disposal Service now accepts all appliances, including those with refrigerant, for pick-up. These include: All freezers Refrigerators Water coolers Dehumidifiers Ice makers Customers just need to call customer service at 724-625-1511 to prepay for the disposal and set up special pick-up for these items. Read More

Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2016

12/15/2016

Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2016 Driver of the Year Award, Edward Mueller. Ed is a Front Loader Driver in the Commercial Department and has been with the company for over 16 years. Ed has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Ed has a Bachelor of Arts...Read More

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...Read More

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

Simple 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 that have come into contact with food. You shouldn't...Read More

Kicked to the Curb: Butler Eagle Feature

6/9/2016

Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. was featured in the May 29, 2016 edition of the Butler Eagle. Ed Vogel spoke about TC Recycling, LLC's recycling process, the preparation for system upgrades, and how consumers can educate themselves about proper in-home recycling. Ed advises that, when in doubt, you should put kitchen and household plastic and glass in the recycling bin. Non-recyclable...Read More

Recycling with Vogel Disposal Service, Inc.

5/26/2016

In 2015, Vogel Disposal Service Inc.'s recycling services prevented almost 30 million pounds of recyclable materials from ending up in a landfill. In doing so we saved materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash instead of turning them into new products. But our recycling program is a partnership with our customers, and we need your help to ensure recyclables are properly...Read More

Vogel Disposal Stands Up for Safety

5/16/2016

VOGEL DISPOSAL SERVICE, 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 Mars, PA—May 16, 2016—Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. announced today that it has joined the 2016 Safety Stand Down on Water Rest...Read More

Passing a Garbage Truck on the Road

4/18/2016

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

Vogel Expands CNG Truck Fleet

3/22/2016

Vogel Disposal Service recently joined the ranks of companies converting their fleets to Compressed Natural Gas-fueled vehicles. We began the transition by purchasing 10 CNG garbage trucks and installing a fueling station at our headquarters on Route 228. We have been upgrading our fleet (switching from diesel to CNG trucks) at a rate of about 10% per year since 2013. Our upgrade to CNG...Read More

Press Release: Safety Stand-Down

1/20/2016

Vogel Disposal Service has joined the 2016 NW&RA Safety Stand-Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA). 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 NW&RA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing...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. Vogel Disposal Service 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

About Vogel Disposal Service

12/1/2015

Vogel Disposal Service is one of the largest privately owned waste removal and recycling companies in Northwestern Pennsylvania. We provide garbage and recycling pickup for Butler County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County and Westmoreland County areas. While we're proud of our efficient service and always-expanding business, our proudest accomplishment is our continued commitment to our local...Read More