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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Passing a Garbage Truck on the Road

4/18/2016

Last year, six waste collection employees nationwide died on the job after being hit by a car. This is an avoidable tragedy. As part of the NW&RA, the Vogel family of companies is committed to keeping our drivers safe. Our drivers are our most valuable resources, but they are also parents, spouses, children, and members of our community. Here are some tips to help ensure the safety of...

Great American Cleanup of PA

4/6/2016

Seneca Landfill will be participating in the Great American Cleanup of PA, April 16 through May 9. During the Pick It Up PA Days, sponsored by Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, Seneca Landfill will offer free disposal services. The Great American Cleanup is an initiative to improve the areas we live, work and play in. Many community and civic...

Powering Homes in Western PA

1/22/2016

Seneca Landfill has been part of the Western Pennsylvania community since the 1950s. Back then, a landfill was called a "dump" and it employed few of the advanced technologies that we utilize today. One of those advanced technologies is our ability to convert the methane from our landfill into a usable, renewable resource: natural gas. After extracting the methane from our landfill,...

UPS Will Power its Fleets With Landfill Gas

1/22/2016

One issue associated with landfills is that as organic trash decomposes, it generates methane gas. Many landfills use an on-site flare to prevent the methane from escaping into the atmosphere, where it is a dangerous greenhouse gas. As part of our commitment to sustainability and responsible waste management, Seneca Landfill has taken a different approach: we convert methane into renewable...

Press Release: Safety Stand-Down

1/20/2016

Seneca Landfill, Inc. announced today that it has joined the 2016 NWRA Safety Stand-Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). This week-long training and awareness effort is focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents which represents a common challenge for the industry. The NWRA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle...

Reminder: No Electronics Accepted

1/1/2016

Pennsylvania’s Covered Device Recycling Act states that effective in January, 2013, landfills may no longer accept electronics. These items must be recycled. Items included in this disposal ban are televisions, computers (including monitors, keyboards, mice, printers), and cell phones. This guide was developed to assist the public with finding responsible ways to recycle their electronics....