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Seneca Landfill News & Industry Updates


Seneca Landfill Employees Practice Annual Confined Space Training


During the week of November 18th, Seneca Landfill performed its annual Confined Space Training with its employees. Confined spaces are defined as spaces with limited or restricted means for entry and exit. They are not designated for continuous occupancy. Seneca Landfill has many confined spaces at its location including tanks, pump stations, and manholes. Seneca Landfill emphasizes to its...

Seneca Landfill Completes Acid Mine Treatment System


This summer, Seneca Landfill, Inc. (Seneca) completed construction of an acid mine treatment system in Washington Township, Butler County on PA State Game Lands #95. The area was abandoned and left unreclaimed following past coal mining activity on the property. Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) from a seep known as SR89 was discharging directly into Slippery Rock Creek, polluting the water and damaging...

Celebrating Our American Heroes, Thanking Our Employees


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 Seneca Landfill that are veterans. Seneca Landfill Welcomes Veterans...

DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for October 26th


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.To find your nearest location, visit you have any expired or unwanted prescription drugs in your home, clean out your medicine cabinet on October 26th and dispose of your old prescriptions in a...

Seneca Open House Introduces Community to Modern Landfill


On Saturday, October 12th, the staff at Seneca Landfill hosted the first-ever Open House at our facilities.The goal of the event was to create an open, transparent dialogue about how modern-day landfills operate. With so many misconceptions about landfills, we believe in educating members of the community about what exactly goes on at Seneca. We wanted to dispel the myths and rumors about...

Seneca Landfill - A Modern Day Landfill


Seneca Landfill is a cutting-edge facility serving the needs of customers throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio by accepting a wide range of non-hazardous waste. But that's just the beginning of what we do for our clients and our community."By permit, Seneca Landfill is a landfill. By my description, Seneca Landfill is a renewable natural gas facility," explains Ed Vogel, Vice President of...

Vogel and Seneca Help Harmony Volunteer Fire District Fund New Hose


Over the past year, Vogel and Seneca Landfill have focused on building our relationship with Harmony Fire District.The Fire Department has been advising on the methane detectors and fire detection system at the Lego-V High BTU Plant. In return, Vogel and Seneca Landfill have donated funds to ensure the department is able to provide its important services to the community.Our monetary donations,...

Propane Tank Ignites Waste Management Truck


Image courtesy of 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...

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


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...

6 New CNG Trucks at TCI


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...

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


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...

New Castle School of Trades' Tour at Seneca Landfill


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,...

Jackson Township Cleanup June 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 June 24-28 from 8am -2pmSaturday June 29 from...

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


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...

CNG: Powering Our Community


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...