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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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Seneca Wins SWANA 2018 Excellence Award

6/4/2018

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced that Seneca Landfill, Inc., has been named the winner of the SWANA Silver Excellence Award in the Landfill Gas and Biogas category. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.Seneca Landfill is receiving the award for its CNG...

Seneca Opens CNG Facility Fueled by Landfill Gas

6/1/2018

Seneca Landfill, Inc. recently opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) facility, under the name of Lego-V. Seneca operates a gas collection system in our landfill to capture the methane gas that is generated when waste breaks down. The gas is siphoned out of the landfill cells using a series of wells and pipes, taking it to our onsite processing system. After multiple stages of...

Jackson Township Cleanup June 2018

5/14/2018

Dates for the annual Clean Up days for Jackson Township have been announced.Jackson Township residents have received a coupon in their Spring 2018 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 18-22 from 8am -2pmSaturday June 23 from...

Lancaster Township Clean Up June 2018

5/7/2018

Dates for the annual Clean Up days Lancaster Township have been announced.Seneca Landfill has again agreed to partner with Lancaster Township to host its residents the week of June 4, 2018 to dispose of unwanted items. Residents have received a newsletter with a coupon for this event. Bring your coupon, along with up to one truckload of unwanted items, to Seneca Landfill. Monday - Friday June 4 -...

Reminder: Reuse Fest 2018 is April 21

4/17/2018

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018Time: 10 AM - 2 PMLocation: Children's Hospital Employee Parking Lot (55th and Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh)Details: Donate your gently-used materials to be reused by local non-profits such as Humane Animal Rescue, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Free Ride Pittsburgh, Off the Floor Pgh, Free Store Wilkinsburg, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Global...

2018 Schedule Of Drug Take-Back, Hard-To-Recycle, Household Chemical, Reuse Fest

3/12/2018

The PA Resources Council has released its 2018 schedule of events for Drug Take-Back, Hard-To-Recycle Collections, Household Chemical Collections, and Reuse Fest. Reuse FestDate: Saturday, April 21, 2018Time: 10 AM - 2 PMLocation: Children's Hospital Employee Parking Lot (55th and Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh)Details: Donate your gently-used materials to be reused by local...

Household Hazardous Waste, E-Waste Collection Events: March 18, April 22

2/28/2018

Residents of Butler County - looking for a safe, legal way to get rid of household hazardous waste or electronics? Butler County will hold Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection events on March 18 and April 22 (Earth Day) at 129 Ash Stop Road in Evans City, Butler County. Drop-off times are made only by appointment, by calling ECSR at 1-866-815-0016. You must call to schedule...

Renewable Energy at Seneca Landfill

2/15/2018

What happens to your garbage after it leaves your house? You may think that when your trash goes into the landfill, that's the end of the story. But at Seneca Landfill, that's just the beginning! At Seneca Landfill, part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, we have taken on the task of turning landfill gas into renewable energy. Natural gas can be used for fueling CNG...

Latest News #3: 2017 Gas Wells & Temporary Cap

2/11/2018

One of Seneca’s main goals is to ensure we provide renewable energy back to our community from the waste we collect each and every day to reduce the need on the Earth’s natural resources. Seneca accomplishes this by collecting landfill gas (biogas) that is generated as waste decomposes and processing it through our high BTU gas plant to produce renewable energy consisting of 98%...