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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

Can Food Waste Heat Your Home?

10/6/2017

If you're like most Americans, there's something in your refrigerator that's past its prime. Maybe it's leftovers from last week's dinner. Maybe it's produce that you didn't have time to cook. Or perhaps it's a jar of salsa that you don't even remember buying. When you do get a chance to toss it out, you may think that's the end of the road. But if...Read More

Valley Waste Service's Commitment to Sustainability

8/23/2017

As part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses, Valley Waste is committed to more than just making sure your trash is picked up each week. We're part of a bigger mission which involves holding ourselves accountable for the proper, safe and responsible handling of commercial and residential garbage. Valley Waste's dedicated team works to ensure your trash and recycling are handled and...Read More

How Seneca Landfill Powers Communities in Western PA

7/31/2017

Since 2011, Seneca Landfill (part of the Vogel Holding family of businesses) has converted landfill gases into enough green energy to heat over 18,000 homes per year in Western Pennsylvania. But how does a landfill become a renewable energy resource? When organic matter ends up in a landfill, it breaks down over time. As it breaks down, it generates gases, including methane. Methane is a...Read More

How to Legally Get Rid of Tires in PA

7/24/2017

Waste tires and stockpiled tires can create many health, environmental and safety issues, so it is important to know how to properly manage them. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to knowingly dispose of whole waste tires in a landfill or to mix whole tires with solid waste destined for disposal at a landfill. For this reason, please DO NOT throw tires in with your municipal curbside trash...Read More

What To Do with Plastic Bags (hint: don't throw them away!)

6/8/2017

For decades, plastic bags made from high-density polyethylene (#2 plastic) or low-density polyethylene (#4 plastic) have been the standard for helping shoppers get their haul home. While plastic bags are cheap to manufacture and sturdy enough to help you get your groceries home, they have become the bane of the waste industry and the environment. Plastic bags have become such a problem that they...Read More

How can you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle?

5/31/2017

You probably learned the 3 Rs of responsible waste management in school. These are the three essential components of environmentally-responsible consumer behavior - reduce, reuse and recycle. The goal of the 3 Rs is to educate people on how to prevent excessive and unnecessary waste, and to limit the consumption of non-renewable resources. If you have a young child at home, or just need a...Read More

Requesting Dumpster Service for Spring Cleaning and Projects

5/10/2017

Spring projects often result in a lot of extra trash and rubble. Some of the most common spring projects include: General clean-outs of unwanted items from your house, attic, garage or storage unit Installing new flooring Installing new roofing or shingles Renovating a bathroom or kitchen Landscaping your property Building a new addition onto your house or office Replacing the...Read More