Seneca Landfill News & Industry Updates

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2017 Great American Cleanup of PA Announced

4/17/2017

Seneca Landfill will again be participating in the Great American Cleanup of PA. This initiative, sponsored by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, has engaged communities across the state in month-long cleanup and beautification initiatives for the past ten years. For this year's Pick It Up PA Days -- which extend from April 18th through May 8th -- Seneca Landfill will be offering free or reduced...Read More

Spring Cleaning and Decluttering Tips

4/1/2017

Open the windows! Start the garden! Break out the short-sleeved shirts! Warm weather has finally returned to Western Pennsylvania. As you put away the wool sweaters, you're probably starting to feel a deep-seated itch to do a little spring cleaning. A thorough spring cleaning consists of two parts: cleaning up standard dirt and dust, and getting rid of any unnecessary items you've...Read More

Collection Dates for Household Chemical, Drug, Hard-To-Recycle Materials in Western PA

3/27/2017

The PA Resources Council has provided 2017 dates for the collection/drop-off of a variety of hard-to-dispose-of materials. You can view all of the dates on the PRC website. Events are scheduled for a variety of hard-to-dispose-of materials, including: automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals e-waste such as computer towers and peripheral...Read More

How to Organize a Community Cleanup

3/16/2017

Winter Storm Stella may have made it hard to think about spring and outdoor activities, but in the next few weeks, communities all over Pennsylvania will come together to beautify their neighborhoods. From May 1 through March 31, volunteers participate in a statewide event known as the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. The main focus of this initiative is to clean up litter and debris...Read More

Household Hazardous Waste Management

2/27/2017

Here's a fact for trivia night: each person in the state of Pennsylvania produces an average of 4 pounds of Household Hazardous Waste per year. And if every person in PA generates 4 pounds per year, that's a total of 25,000 tons per year statewide! Household Hazardous Waste consists of items and materials that can pose environmental and public health concerns if not managed properly....Read More

About How2Compost Labeling

1/29/2017

When you need to throw something away, you probably consider whether it is garbage or recyclable material. But do you ever consider composting? Compost is created when organic matter is decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer or soil additive. Food and garden waste are commonly materials that can be composted. But more and more food packaging, plates, cups and even silverware are being...Read More

Comedian Shows Recycling is No Joke

1/15/2017

A recent study suggests that younger generations are less likely to believe that recycling can benefit the planet. To combat Millennial skepticism, pro-recycling organization Plastics Make it Possible worked with comedian Rudy Mancuso to create an informational video. The clip shows Rudy interviewing New Yorkers about their knowledge of what should be kept out of landfills. Most New Yorkers...Read More

Butler County "Hard to Recycle" Guide

1/1/2017

Seneca Landfill encourages responsible, sustainable disposal practices. As part of the Vogel Holding, Inc. family of businesses, our sister companies Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. (Mars),Tri-County Industries, Inc.(Grove City) and Valley Waste Service, Inc. (Beaver Falls) provide curbside recycling services. If you find yourself with excess recyclable materials, you can drop off your recyclable...Read More

2016 Christmas Tree Recycling in Butler County

12/27/2016

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, 2017. 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

Holiday Trash and Recycling Tips

12/12/2016

There’s no secret that the holiday season means so many 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. Your trash collection company will whisk it away, or you can bring it to Seneca Landfill during our business hours. But we do have some tips to help you and your family reduce...Read More

Vogel Family of Businesses Celebrates America Recycles Day

11/1/2016

America Recycles Day happens every year around the 15th of November. This national initiative, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, encourages Americans to pay closer attention to what they throw away and what should be recycled. “America Recycles Day provides the encouragement and know-how to make recycling a common practice every day of the year,” says Brenda Pulley, senior vice...Read More

DEA’s 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

10/20/2016

If you take a look in your medicine cabinet, there's a good chance you'll find a bottle of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs. But you can't simply throw them in the garbage. Controlled substances like prescription drugs need to be properly disposed of. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, to be held on...Read More

Fast Facts About Seneca Landfill

9/30/2016

Seneca Landfill has been a part of the community since 1965. Since then, we have made giant leaps in the technologies used to store and manage local municipal waste. Here are some facts about the state of Seneca Landfill in 2016. Our landfill is lined with a total of seven (7) layers of protection to prevent soil and groundwater contamination. Seneca has installed over 40 gas extraction...Read More

Seneca Landfill, Inc Stands Up for Industry Safety

5/16/2016

SENECA LANDFILL, INC. STANDS UP FOR INDUSTRY SAFETY BY PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL SAFETY STANDDOWN TO REDUCE HEAT RELATED SAFETY INCIDENTS AMONG WORKERS Stand Down Will Create a Platform for Companies and Organizations Nationwide to Improve Health Evans City, PA—May 16, 2016—Seneca Landfill, Inc. announced today that it has joined the 2016 Safety Stand Down on Water Rest and...Read More

Landfills: Public Health, Safety, and the Environment

4/22/2016

Landfills and recycling facilities play a major part in supporting the global need for sustainability. In honor of Earth Day, NW&RA President and CEO Sharon Kneiss discussed recycling and the surprising environmental benefits of landfills. Ready to make earth-conscious changes closer to home? The Pennsylvania Environment Digest provides these...Read More