Seneca Landfill News & Industry Updates

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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

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Tours Seneca Landfill

5/1/2017

On April 26, 2017, Seneca Landfill had the privilege of hosting a tour for the Pittsburgh Local Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The group of 18 Chemical Engineers learned about general landfill operations including liner systems, final cover systems, environmental protection and monitoring systems, gas collection and control systems, leachate collection, and storm water...Read More

Tri-County Industries, Inc. Honors Shelly Mathieson's Service

4/28/2017

Tri-County Industries, Inc., a division of Vogel Holding, Inc., honors Shelly Mathieson for her 34 years of outstanding service. Since her start in 1983 in the Billing department, Shelly has been willing to learn and perform each office position, from Accounts Payable and Receivable to Human Resources to Dispatch. A true "Jill of all trades," Shelly is capable of handling everything...Read More

DEA’s 2017 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

4/27/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal for prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a great...Read More

About Our Landfill Liner Systems

4/23/2017

Have you ever been curious about how a landfill works? If you've never read about the technologies used at a landfill, you probably assume that a landfill is just a big hole in the ground that gets filled with trash. Actually, that would describe a dump, which are no longer legal under DEP standards. Modern sanitary landfills like Seneca Landfill are highly technical sites with strict...Read More