Pennsylvania fines three trash
truck companies for violations
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
has assessed $131,000 in fines against Vogel Disposal Service Inc., Tri-County
Industries Inc., and Valley Waste Service Inc. — each subsidiaries
of Vogel Holding Inc. — for numerous and persistent violations.
The three businesses operate in Beaver, Butler and Mercer
“Trash hauling companies have a responsibility to ensure public safety
on the roads,” said DEP Regional Director Kelly Burch. “In a
series of trash truck inspections, we repeatedly found Vogel Holding trucks
with leaking loads, some without leakproof containers, and other that were
in such poor repair that waste could fall through the floors of the vehicles.
These conditions are a hazard to others on the road.”
The violations were noted during trash truck inspections
in October and November 2006 and June 2007 at Tri-County Landfill Inc.’s transfer station in
Pine Township, Mercer County and at Seneca Landfill, Lancaster Township,
Under the settlement, Vogel Disposal Services was assessed
an $83,500 penalty, Tri-County Industries was fined $45,000, and Valley Waste
Services will pay $2,500.