Seneca Landfill News & Industry Updates

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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 Seneca, we’re committed to staying ahead of these changes. We also want to provide our customers with the information needed to make this new recycling...Read More

2019 Christmas Tree Recycling in Butler County  

1/3/2019

On behalf of Butler County, Seneca Landfill will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling. The cost is $5 per tree, and the program will run through January 31, 2019. Please note that this program is only for real, natural trees, not synthetic or artificial trees.Christmas trees can be dropped off at 421 Hartmann Rd, Evans City, PA. Ask for assistance at the scale house when you enter the...Read More

Seneca Landfill, Inc. Announces Operator of the Year for 2018

12/28/2018

Seneca Landfill, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2018 Operator of the Year Award, Dennis Alcorn. Dennis is a bulldozer operator and Operations Supervisor and has been with the company for over 25 years. Dennis has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and is always a team player. He has served as a mentor in both a professional capacity as our lead...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 CNG Station Featured in Waste360

11/5/2018

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 affixed to the roof while...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 opportunity for...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 CNG for vehicle fuel. "Ed Vogel Sr. started the company’s first municipal waste landfill in 1965, the Seneca Landfill in Butler County. More than a...Read More

Be Septic Smart

10/2/2018

Seneca Landfill is dedicated to improving our communities and protecting our environment. We have experts on staff to ensure that we're keeping the water and air around us clean, pure and healthy.Part of our mission is to raise awareness about how you can play a part, too. Household pollution is one of the leading contributors of environmental problems, including groundwater contamination. Along...Read More

Seneca Attends WASTECON 2018

9/12/2018

In August, members of Seneca Landfill and Vogel Holding, Inc. attended WASTECON® 2018, SWANA's annual conference focused on the most pressing issues related to the waste management industry. Conference topics ranged from rural waste collection issues to innovation trends. Attendees met thousands of industry colleagues, all working towards shaping the future of the solid waste industry for the...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,...Read More

Latest News: Erosion Control

8/7/2018

One of Seneca’s main priorities is protecting the environment. Stormwater is one area of the environment we protect and erosion control plays a big part in protecting surrounding waterways. Seneca Landfill is designed and constructed according to permitted Erosion and Control Design Plans consisting of stormwater benches, down chutes, perimeter ditches, and sedimentation ponds. This...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

Latest News: Tree Planting

7/5/2018

Recent tree plantings are just one way that Seneca is fulfilling its mission of protecting the environment and giving back to the community. Trees provide many environmental benefits including:Clean Air – Trees naturally remove pollution from the atmosphere. Trees sequester carbon from the air and help combat climate change;Wildlife Habitat – Many wildlife rely on trees for food, cover, or...Read More

Shenango School District Students Tour Seneca

6/5/2018

On Thursday May 17, a group of interested and motivated local high school students toured the Seneca Landfill and TC Recycling facilities. The students from the Shenango School District in New Castle were juniors and seniors, and members of the Shenango’s Conservation Club at school. The visit was part of the community outreach program coordinated by the combined Lawrence-Mercer Counties...Read More