The latest new from Valley Waste Service. Look here for announcements, special information and notifications.

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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...

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...

Gov. Wolf Awards $8.5M in Grants to Reduce Transportation Pollution

8/5/2019

Governor Tom Wolf has announced that 34 projects across PA would receive a total of $8.5 million in grants and rebates as part of Driving PA Forward. The funds come from PA's share of Volkswagen Group of America's settlement for cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests.The funds will be used by different initiatives focused on reducing transportation pollution and...

Don't Use Doxo (Third Party Payment Warning)

7/31/2019

We want our customers to be aware of a third-party online bill pay system called Doxo. We have been receiving complaints that this company has set up online payment pages, claiming to be for Valley Waste Service.Doxo is not an approved vendor or partner for Valley Waste. We do not contract with any third-party bill pay systems. The only true, verified way to pay your bill online is through our...

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

7/18/2019

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...

Lego-V CNG Station Awarded $352,800 AFIG Grant 

5/13/2019

The Lego-V CNG Station, which recently won the 2019 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, is now the recipient of an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG). The $352,800 grant was the largest award given this year, and we are honored to have been selected for this significant investment.Since 1992, this PA Department of Environmental Protection award has aimed to "help to create new...

Vogel Disposal Featured in WXPI Special

5/2/2019

Pittsburgh's Channel 11 interviewed Ed Vogel, VP of Vogel Holdings, for a special on the recent changes to the recycling industry. Check out the video below and read more on WPXI's website here.

DEA's 2019 Prescription Drug Take Back Day

4/25/2019

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday April 27th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.To find your nearest location, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.If you have unused, unneeded prescription drugs, this is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to get rid of them. The Take Back Day provides an opportunity for...

Celebrating Earth Day 2019

4/22/2019

Did you know that today marks the 49th Earth Day celebration? Beginning in 1970, Earth Day has been observed every April 22 with a worldwide effort to save and nurture the environment. For our small part, we continue to work to improve our recycling efforts. “Earth Day brings the world together to celebrate our planet. Recycling is a vital component in the health of both the environment and the...