Peninsula offers much more than oil and propane

November 3, 2014

Nobody likes to think about trash, much less end up being the designated person to empty it in the dumpster. But perhaps it’s time you gave some thought to your trash collection service. If you’ve been in a long-term contract with one of the national waste management chains, you may want to consider a local option before your contract renews automatically. 

Peninsula, a company that’s been around for 80 years, offers commercial as well as residential trash and recycling service. Peninsula also provides roll-off dumpsters and portable restrooms for construction or clean-up sites.

“We started commercial trash service as part of our company’s diversification,” explained John Willey, fourth generation of the Willey family in the business and now company president. “That was added last year, just before we added our plumbing service.”

Peninsula was established in 1935 as Peninsula Oil in Seaford by Emory Willey. Propane was added, and the name changed to Peninsula Oil & Propane. More products and services have been added to oil and propane delivery in recent years, from heating and air conditioning service and installation, generators, plumbing and drain cleaning, even fireplaces, grills and mini storage, so the name is now simply Peninsula. One thing that has not changed is Peninsula’s long-standing commitment to complete customer satisfaction and community involvement. 

“We offer peace of mind,” Willey said. “That’s why many of our customers have been with us for 40 years and more. And that’s why new customers are choosing Peninsula.

“We live here, too, so our customers are our friends and neighbors. We know their names and faces. And when they need us, we’re there.”

Peninsula held a Customer Appreciation Day on Oct. 18 and invited its entire customer base and neighbors in the community. Offering free food, free face painting and balloons for the kids and door prizes, as well as an opportunity to fill a propane grill tank for $5, company officials expected maybe 250 people would attend. That Saturday was a delightfully crisp, sunny fall day and more than 1,000 neighbors attended. When the food ran out, organizers ordered more from the restaurant next door, to make sure no one went away hungry.

Visitors were invited to discover all the great services available to customers, and to learn about AMERIgreen heating oil that is 100 percent American — drilled, refined and sold exclusively in North America.

Peninsula is committed to America’s quest for energy independence. “We all benefit by keeping our fuel dollars right here,” Willey said. 

“For our people, our country and our energy independence, it’s simply the right thing to do. We are deeply committed to this cause, and we urge others to do the same — join us and spread the word to your family and friends.”

To learn more, visit or call 629-3001.

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