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

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Can You Put Medical Syringes in the Trash?

9/4/2018

Medical syringes and lancets are medical wastes known as "sharps." Sharps can be very dangerous to those who are handling residential waste. With our drivers' safety in mind, here are the rules for placing insulin syringes in the trash. Syringes used at home can be recapped and placed into a heavy-duty plastic container with the lid taped on and placed into the trash. Examples...Read More

TC Recycling's State of the Art Equipment

8/30/2018

Ever wonder what you shouldn't recycle? Or why you can now put all of your recyclables into one container?TC Recycling's video answers these questions (and more) in their new video!In 2017, our sister company TC Recycling invested several million dollars into state-of-the-art sorting and processing equipment. This new equipment is able to process 600 tons of recyclable materials per week, greatly...Read More

Be Stormwater Smart

7/24/2018

Stormwater runoff pollution is a widespread challenge for communities across Pennsylvania. Over the past 100 years, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs have become a major part of our communities. As a result, rain that should naturally soak into the ground instead goes into storm drains and, from there, directly into rivers and streams. This stormwater carries significant pollution,...Read More

Closed for Memorial Day

5/23/2018

We will be closed on Memorial Day, May 28. Collections will be one day later this week. Read More

Reuse Fest, Hard-To-Recycle Events, Household Chemical Collection and More!

3/13/2018

The PA Resources Council has released its 2018 schedule of events for Drug Take-Back, Hard-To-Recycle Collections, Household Chemical Collections, and Reuse Fest. Reuse Fest Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 Time: 10 AM - 2 PM Location: Children's Hospital Employee Parking Lot (55th and Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh) Details: Donate your gently-used materials...Read More

Renewable Energy from Seneca Landfill

2/15/2018

What happens to your garbage after it leaves your house? You may think that when your trash goes into the landfill, that's the end of the story. But at Seneca Landfill, that's just the beginning! Seneca Landfill, part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, has taken on the valuable task of turning landfill gas into renewable energy. Natural gas can be used for fueling CNG...Read More

Winter Weather Trash Tips

2/1/2018

Winter weather makes everything a little bit trickier. Even small things, like picking up your garbage, can become complicated when there are several inches of snow on the ground. To ensure that you receive consistent service, please make sure to follow these guidelines. How should you prepare your trash for collection? Trash Cart: Use trash bags and keep the lid closed. Drivers will...Read More

Valley Waste Service, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2017

12/26/2017

Valley Waste Service, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2017 Driver of the Year Award, Benjamin Kaskalavich III. Ben started with the company five years ago as a Thrower/One-Ton Driver in the Residential Department. Concurrently, he began studying for his Commercial Driver’s License and was promoted to a Rear Loader Driver just two years later. Ben has demonstrated...Read More

Happy Holidays from the Vogel Family

12/22/2017

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our businesses over the past 60 years. When we here at Valley Waste Service think of all the benefits of being in our business, we quickly think of our relationships with great customers like you. Thank you for giving us the chance to serve you. The end of the year brings no...Read More

First Annual Food Drive Concludes

12/20/2017

This holiday season, the Vogel Holding companies completed our first company-wide food drive. We placed 95-gallon containers at each business to collect our employees' donations of non-perishable foods and household goods. The response was even warmer than we could have expected. Employees at each company were thrilled to donate, knowing that their contributions would be used to...Read More

Valley Employees Throw Food In Cans - For a Great Cause

12/15/2017

For the past month, Valley Waste Service employees have been throwing away food... for a great cause! Starting November 27th, clean bins were placed at each Vogel Holding company to collect new, unopened food and household essentials. On December 18th, foods and goods will be picked up by 412 Food Rescue/724 Food Rescue and the Grove City Community Food Pantry. The collected items will be...Read More

Valley Waste Wins AFIG Grant for CNG Station

12/1/2017

This week, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Valley Waste Service has been awarded an Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) for $400,000. This grant will be used to build a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fueling station at Valley Waste's location. Compressed natural gas is a cleaner alternative to diesel or gasoline fuel for our fleet. Using CNG as fuel allows us to take advantage of the...Read More

Multi-Million Dollar Equipment Upgrade at TC Recycling

11/16/2017

We're proud to share that our parent company, Vogel Holding, has recently invested in state-of-the-art sorting and processing equipment for our sister company, TC Recycling. The recycling line has been completely overhauled with a new system able to process 600 tons of recyclables per week - four times more than before! This massive investment is helping divert more recyclable materials...Read More

America Recycles Day is November 15

11/13/2017

Valley Waste Service feels strongly that recycling is critical to the environment and economy of America, so in honor of America Recycles Day (November 15, 2017) we want to answer some frequently asked questions about recycling. Does recycling really make a difference? Yes, recycling absolutely makes a difference. We cannot overstate that. Recycling has important environmental, economic...Read More

October 28: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

10/26/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a great...Read More