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

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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

Allegheny County Hard-To-Recycle Event May 13

5/8/2017

The PA Resources Council will host its first Hard To Recycle collection event for 2017. It will be held May 13 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township. Other upcoming collection event dates: June 24: Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County July 29: La Roche College, McCandless, Allegheny County August 12: Century...Read More

TCI Honors Shelly Mathieson

4/28/2017

Tri-County Industries, Inc., a division of Vogel Holding, Inc., honors Shelly Mathieson for her 34 years of outstanding service. Since her start in 1983 in the Billing department, Shelly has been willing to learn and perform each office position, from Accounts Payable and Receivable to Human Resources to Dispatch. A true "Jill of all trades," Shelly is capable of handling everything...Read More

2017 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

4/27/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal for prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a great...Read More

Tips for Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

4/17/2017

Open the windows! Start the garden! Break out the short-sleeved shirts! Warm weather has finally returned to Pennsylvania. As you put away the wool sweaters, you're probably starting to feel a deep-seated itch to do a little spring cleaning. A thorough spring cleaning consists of two parts: cleaning up standard dirt and dust, and getting rid of any unnecessary items you've...Read More

Collection Dates for Household Chemical, Drug, Hard-To-Recycle Materials

3/28/2017

The PA Resources Council has provided 2017 dates for the collection/drop-off of a variety of hard-to-dispose-of materials. You can view all of the dates on the PRC website. Events are scheduled for a variety of hard-to-dispose-of materials, such as: automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals e-waste such as computer towers and peripheral...Read More

How to Organize a Community Cleanup

3/16/2017

Winter Storm Stella may have made it hard to think about spring and outdoor activities, but in the next few weeks, communities all over Pennsylvania will come together to beautify their neighborhoods. From May 1 through March 31, volunteers participate in a statewide event known as the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. The main focus of this initiative is to clean up litter and debris...Read More

Household Hazardous Waste Management

2/27/2017

Here's a fact for trivia night: each person in the state of Pennsylvania produces an average of 4 pounds of Household Hazardous Waste per year. And if every person in PA generates 4 pounds per year, that's a total of 25,000 tons per year statewide! Household Hazardous Waste consists of items and materials that can pose environmental and public health concerns if not managed properly....Read More

How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress and Box Spring

2/20/2017

Presidents' Day is one of the most popular days of the year for mattress sales. If you've had your current mattress for more than 8 years, or if your quality of sleep has been suffering because of discomfort at night, you might be out searching for a new mattress this weekend. But getting a new mattress presents a problem: what to do with your old mattress and box spring? Here are...Read More

Valley Now Accepts Appliances with Refrigerant

2/6/2017

Valley Waste Service now accepts all appliances, including those with refrigerant, for pick-up. These include: All freezers Refrigerators Water coolers Dehumidifiers Ice makers Customers just need to call customer service at 724-843-9373 to prepay for the disposal and set up special pick-up for these items. Read More

Valley Waste Service, Inc. Announces Driver of the Year for 2016

12/15/2016

Valley Waste Service, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2016 Driver of the Year Award, Francis Cline. During his 10-year career with the company, Francis has occupied the positions of Tractor Trailer Driver (current) and Residential Rear Loader Driver. Francis has demonstrated excellence in safety, work ethic, customer service, and compliance with Department of Transportation...Read More

Proper Disposal of Needles and Sharps

11/21/2016

When our employees handle your trash every week, they take on the risk that they might encounter something dangerous. One of the most dangerous things they might come across is a contaminated needle. If they accidentally get stuck by an improperly disposed-of needle, they put themselves at risk of contracting a deadly disease such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tetanus or syphilis. Safe and proper...Read More

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...Read More