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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...

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 may also seem...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...