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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...