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Nolan Celebrates Turning Five with Valley Waste Drivers

2/19/2021

Taking out the trash is rarely a popular chore. That's not the case for 5-year old Nolan, who loves all things garbage!Nolan is one of our biggest fans. He loves seeing the Valley Waste Service truck and its drivers every week. For his fifth birthday, he celebrated with a sign announcing his big day, a Valley Waste Service hat, a garbage-truck-themed shirt, and a visit from our drivers.Valley...

Valley Waste and Vogel Holding, Inc. Thank Our Customers and Employees

12/20/2020

Every year, the Vogel family writes our "thank you"s to our customers, community members, and business partners. This year, more than ever before, we have to express our deep gratitude to everyone who has worked with us this year.To Our CustomersThank you for your patience and ability to adapt to our changing business processes. We've received calls asking about how you can help keep our drivers...

Free Ebook: Waste & Recycling For Dummies (Download)

10/28/2020

Ever wonder what happens to your garbage after you wave goodbye at the curb? Are you curious about composting? Perplexed by recycling rules?Find out the answers and more in Waste & Recycling For Dummies!The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) have collaborated to produce a digital book published through For Dummies.The...

How to Reduce Your Trash During Quarantine

8/21/2020

Over the past six months, Americans' at-home time has gone through the roof. One of the side-effects of the shutdown has been a dramatic increase in residential waste and recycling. All of your trash - from your plate scrapings to your shredded work documents - now ends up in your carts. That creates several issues:You may not have room in your cart(s) for everything you want to get rid of.You may...

COVID-19 and Your Garbage 

4/17/2020

The situation with COVID-19 has been continually evolving over the past month. Like the rest of the world, the waste industry is doing its best to understand this complex and evolving situation. We are taking guidance from SWANA, OSHA and other health/safety experts for the wellbeing of our employees as well as you, our customers.We have received questions from concerned customers about how their...

Coronavirus Update

3/16/2020

The health and safety of our employees and their families is of critical importance to our company. As the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, our company’s attention falls directly on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, families, and the communities in which we serve. We are closely following the recommendations by health and industry leaders...

How to Properly Dispose of Old Batteries 

12/26/2019

Have you ever wondered how you should dispose of your old batteries? You’re not alone. In fact, roughly 29 percent of Americans aren’t sure how to dispose of their old batteries. Many consumers tend to put them in their recycling bin or end up hoarding them. However, both of these methods are incorrect. To make things even more complex, there are many different kinds of batteries. So how do you...

Valley Waste Service, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2019

12/23/2019

Beaver Falls, PA – Valley Waste Service, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2019 Driver of the Year Award, Timothy Felix. Tim started 3 years ago as a thrower while working toward getting his CDL. He is now a driver in the Residential Department. He has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT)...

What to Do With Glass (December 2019)

12/10/2019

Many of you are wondering what to do with glass. There have been many changes in the industry over the past year, which has presented some confusion. We appreciate your patience as we have adapted to the industry and the market in planning how to best make use of glass.Glass will be collected in your recycling container from your municipality to be repurposed for another use.Glass is repurposed,...

‘Tis The Season for Responsible Recycling! 

12/3/2019

As we inch closer to the holidays, you’ll probably be busy with last-minute shopping and wrapping gifts for loved ones. It’s undoubtedly a chaotic time of year and recycling is probably the last thing on your mind. But did you know the amount of trash produced in the US increases by 25 percent during the holidays? That’s about one million tons of extra garbage every week! By reducing how much we...

Celebrating Our American Heroes, Thanking Our Employees

11/8/2019

Veterans Day, observed November 11th, is a time to reflect on the brave men and women that served in the United States Armed Forces. We honor this important holiday by celebrating the heroes who selflessly and courageously gave of themselves for our country and our freedom. We are especially grateful to all of our employees at Valley Waste Services that are veterans. Valley Waste Services...

What Happens if You Put Non-Recyclable Items into Recycling?

10/31/2019

Have you ever looked at something and thought, "I wonder if this is recyclable?" You look for a label, but you're still not sure. So you decide it's the right thing to put it in the recycling bin, just to be safe.Although you have the best intentions, improper recycling (or "wishcycling") has consequences for the whole waste management system. We appreciate your desire to recycle - it's so...

DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for October 26th 

10/23/2019

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.To find your nearest location, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.If you have any expired or unwanted prescription drugs in your home, clean out your medicine cabinet on October 26th and dispose of your old prescriptions in a...

Seneca Landfill: A Modern-Day Landfill in Action

9/30/2019

Ever wonder where your garbage goes?Seneca Landfill is a cutting-edge facility serving the needs of customers throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio by accepting a wide range of non-hazardous waste. But that's just the beginning of what they do for Valley Waste Service's clients and our community."By permit, Seneca Landfill is a landfill. By my description, Seneca Landfill is a renewable natural...

Propane Tank Explodes, Ignites Waste Management Truck

8/23/2019

Image courtesy of WPXI.com.A Waste Management truck in Peters Township caught fire this week when a propane tank ignited.A grill had been put out for garbage collection, with the propane tank hidden inside. When the garbage truck picked up the grill and began to compact the waste, the tank ignited, setting the truck on fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt.Please note that you should never put...