Investing $10 Million in Columbus Recycling Upgrades
November 15, 2010
In the summer of 2009, Rumpke Recycling began construction on major renovations and upgrades to its facility in Columbus, Ohio. As of November 2010, the project is running according to plan. Upon completion, Columbus will be home to one of the nation’s premier recycling facilities.
The project began with several site improvements, including new pavement, lighting and on-site fuel stations. It also involved the relocation of the scales, which are used to weigh the trucks before unloading the recyclables.
Next, an old portion of the recycling facility was demolished, and construction started on a new 28,000 square foot section to replace it.
Throughout 2011, the recycling equipment will be replaced with new, state-of-the-art equipment. The main pieces are optical scanners, which use infrared lighting to capture “images” of recyclables and automatically sort the recyclables. The optical scanners will be used to sort plastic bottles and certain types of paper.
Overall, the upgrades will double the capacity and efficiency of the recycling facility.
<>In 2010, Rumpke Recycling completed a major renovation of its Cincinnati recycling facility, similar to the ongoing project in Columbus.