Seneca Landfill News & Industry Updates

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Latest News #1 – Cell 13 Advanced Liner System

11/27/2017

The winter and summer of 2017 were busy as usual for Seneca Landfill as development of our advanced liner systems continued with the construction of Cell 13A. Cell 13A is approximately 5.5 acres and took approximately 9 months to construct. Seneca Landfill employs over 35 employees and equipment operators who perform the earthwork and prepare the soils for the installation of the advanced liner...Read More

TC Recycling Gets Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade

11/17/2017

We're proud to share that our parent company, Vogel Holding, has recently invested in state-of-the-art sorting and processing equipment for our sister company, TC Recycling. The recycling line has been completely overhauled with a new system able to process 600 tons of recyclables per week - four times more than before! This massive investment is helping divert more recyclable materials...Read More

November 15 is America Recycles Day

11/15/2017

Seneca Landfill feels strongly that recycling is critical to the environment and economy of America, so in honor of America Recycles Day (November 15, 2017) we want to answer some frequently asked questions about recycling. Does recycling really make a difference? Yes, recycling absolutely makes a difference. We cannot overstate that. Recycling has important environmental, economic and...Read More

October 28: National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

10/26/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a great...Read More

Could Food Waste Power Your Community?

10/10/2017

If you're like most Americans, there's something in your refrigerator that's past its prime. Maybe it's leftovers from last week's dinner. Maybe it's produce that you didn't have time to cook. Or perhaps it's a jar of salsa that you don't even remember buying. When you do get a chance to toss it out, you may think that's the end of the road. But if your...Read More

Seneca Hosts "Clean and Efficient Energy Ecosystems Development" Tour

9/6/2017

On August 30, 2017, Seneca Landfill (Seneca) hosted a tour for six energy experts from Morocco to discuss and review two operating renewable energy projects using Municipal Solid Waste at the Seneca Landfill. The projects include the High BTU Methane Recovery Plant and the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) 335 KW Engine. Both projects process and use landfill gas to generate renewable energy in the...Read More

Volunteers Needed for Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup

8/30/2017

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, the Allegheny Aquatic Alliance will host a cleanup of the Connoquenessing Creek. Once again, Vogel Disposal and Seneca Landfill will be donating our services to make sure that the trash collected during the cleanup is properly disposed. The Vogel Holding family of businesses is proud to partner with this organization and support this important cause. To date,...Read More

Seneca Landfill: Dedicated to Sustainability

8/23/2017

As part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, Seneca Landfill is part of a mission which involves holding ourselves accountable for the proper, safe and responsible handling of residential and commercial waste materials. Along with the other Vogel Holding companies, Seneca Landfill's dedicated team works to ensure your trash and recycling are handled and processed in a way that is both...Read More

Seneca Landfill Powers Our Community

7/31/2017

Since 2011, Seneca Landfill 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 potent greenhouse gas capable of contributing to...Read More

How to Dispose of Old 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

2017 Jackson Township Clean-Up Days

7/5/2017

The 2017 Jackson Township Clean-Up Days will take place July 17 through July 21 from 8 am to 2 pm, and Saturday July 22 from 8 am to 1 pm. Jackson Township residents may bring one truckload of household trash to drop off at Seneca Landfill, 421 Hartmann Road, Evans City PA 16033. This cleanup is open to Jackson Township residents only and is limited to one truckload per household. ID may be...Read More

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

6/7/2017

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 it mean to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

5/31/2017

You probably 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

2017 Lancaster Township Community Cleanup

5/25/2017

Residents of Lancaster County can participate in the 2017 Lancaster Township Community Cleanup. Cleanup dates are June 5-June 10, 2017. Please review the information on this flyer for details about participation. This form has been mailed to residents by Lancaster Township. If you are a resident but did not receive this form, please contact Lancaster Township. Read More

Allegheny County Hard-To-Recycle Event on May 13

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