Seneca Landfill News & Industry Updates

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Propane Tank Ignites Waste Management Truck

8/23/2019

Image courtesy of WPXI.com.A Waste Management truck in Peters Township caught fire this week when a propane tank ignited.A grill had been put out for garbage collection, with the propane tank hidden inside. When the garbage truck picked up the grill and began to compact the waste, the tank ignited, setting the truck on fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt.Please note that you should never put...Read More

Gov. Wolf Awards $8.5M in Grants for Clean Transportation Projects

8/5/2019

Governor Tom Wolf has announced that 34 projects across PA would receive a total of $8.5 million in grants and rebates as part of Driving PA Forward. The funds come from PA's share of Volkswagen Group of America's settlement for cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests.The funds will be used by different initiatives focused on reducing transportation pollution and...Read More

6 New CNG Trucks at TCI

7/22/2019

Tri-County Industries has added 6 new compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to our fleet. We now have 40 CNG vehicles in our fleet across all of the Vogel companies. By switching to Clean Energy Natural Gas Fuel, we've reduced our total greenhouse gas emissions by 1,215 metric tons per year! That's like:planting 31,113 treesremoving 256 cars off the roador recycling 436 tons of waste instead of...Read More

What Happens When You Put The Wrong Thing in the Recycling Bin?

7/15/2019

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...Read More

New Castle School of Trades' Tour at Seneca Landfill

6/19/2019

This week, Seneca Landfill hosted a tour with 7 students training to be diesel technicians at the New Castle School of Trades (NCSOT). Instructor Rich Stevens and Assistant Director of Education Anthony Signoriello were also on site with the group from NCSOT. The purpose of the tour was to educate and show the students the many job opportunities that exist in the solid waste industry,...Read More

Jackson Township Cleanup June 2019

6/18/2019

Dates for the annual Clean Up days for Jackson Township have been announced.Jackson Township residents have received a coupon in their Spring 2019 Township Newsletter. Please bring your coupon, along with up to one truckload of unwanted items, to Seneca Landfill. For more information, visit http://www.jackson-township.com.Monday-Friday June 24-28 from 8am -2pmSaturday June 29 from...Read More

DEP Secretary Tours Vogel Holdings' Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station and High BTU Gas Processing Plant at Seneca Landfill

6/10/2019

L to R: Staci Gustafson (Northwest Assistant Regional Director of DEP), Bob Beatty of Insight Fuel (forefront), Patrick McDonnell (Secretary of DEP), Ed Vogel (Vice President of Vogel Holdings), and Geoff Bristow (Regional Energy Program Manager of DEP). Building on the Wolf Administration's commitment to support clean energy vehicle projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Department of...Read More

CNG: Powering Our Community

6/7/2019

This week, we captured pictures of our Lego-V CNG station in action. A fleet of school buses refueled with compressed natural gas generated (CNG) by Seneca Landfill.The Lego-V stations are the first of their kind in the state of Pennsylvania. The gases generated by the landfill are extracted, filtered, and refined into a usable form of natural gas. The gas is compressed at fueling stations and...Read More

Girl Scout Troops Visits Seneca Landfill

5/28/2019

Members of Girl Scout Troop 54503 toured Seneca Landfill and TC Recycling on Tuesday, May 21. Discussions were focused on environmental science, sustainability, and responsible waste management. Following the tour, their troop leader sent us this email:"Hi, David - I want to THANK YOU for giving us so much of your time, yesterday, and doing such a great job of explaining the landfill, recycling,...Read More

Lancaster Township Clean-Up Day 2019

5/17/2019

Seneca Landfill has once again partnered with Lancaster Township to host its residents the week of June 3rd, 2019 to dispose of unwanted items.Lancaster Twp Clean-Up Days:June 3 - 7 from 8am - 2pmJune 8 from 8am - NoonNOTE: You will need to print the 2nd page of this PDF. It MUST BE PRESENTED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY. ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Furniture, Tires (2 PER FAMILY, OFF THE...Read More

Lego-V CNG Station Awarded $352,800 AFIG Grant 

5/13/2019

The Lego-V CNG Station, which recently won the 2019 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, is now the recipient of an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG). The $352,800 grant was the largest award given this year, and we are honored to have been selected for this significant investment.Since 1992, this PA Department of Environmental Protection award has aimed to "help to create new...Read More

Keystone SWANA's "Garbage to Gas Tour" at Seneca Landfill 

4/26/2019

On April 24, Seneca Landfill hosted a tour for 18 members of the PA Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). We are grateful to partner with an organization focused on continuing education for waste industry professionals. The tour explored both Seneca's High BTU Landfill Gas processing plant and the Lego-V CNG Fueling Station. Participants were able to follow...Read More

DEA's 2019 Prescription Drug Take Back Day

4/25/2019

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday April 27th, 2019 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 opportunity for...Read More

Seneca Partners with Harmony Volunteer Fire Department

4/19/2019

Representatives from Lego-V and the Harmony Volunteer Fire Department had a productive meeting this week.Seneca Landfill's team presented updates on the methane detectors and fire detection system at the Lego-V High BTU Plant. The group discussed recommendations for fire safety and prevention at the facility's two buildings. Once the second building is complete, the fire department will return...Read More

Lego-V CNG Station Wins 2019 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

4/16/2019

The Lego-V CNG Fueling Station at Seneca Landfill has received the 2019 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.The Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence are awarded each year by the PA Department of Environmental Protection. These awards highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth. Each year the award is provided in recognition of...Read More