Rumpke Partnership Brings More Recycling To Ohio
Rumpke is investing more than $2.5 million to upgrade Ohio glass recycling
DAYTON, OHIO (Nov. 1, 2010) Rumpke Recycling is investing in Ohio’s recycling effort once again, this time with a $2.5 million upgrade at its glass processing facility in Dayton, Ohio.
Rumpke Recycling is partnering with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Owens-Illinois to build enhanced technology to process glass. The new system will create a product suitable for the glass container industry.
“Securing consistent markets for glass has been a long-time challenge for Ohio recyclers. While many collection programs seek to remove glass from their recycling programs, Rumpke has committed a substantial amount of capital and time to incorporate glass as one of the items Ohio households and businesses can recycle on a daily basis," said Steve Sargent, director of Rumpke Recycling.
Installation of the equipment will begin April 2011 and will be completed by mid-August 2011. State-of-the-art optical scanning technology will make recycling glass containers used by consumers, as well as bars and restaurants, easier and more economical. Simultaneously, as the program evolves, job growth is expected throughout the state.
While a significant portion of the material processed at Rumpke Recycling will be prepared for use in container manufacturing, long-standing glass recycling partner Johns-Manville, a fiberglass manufacturing firm with a production facility in Defiance, Ohio, will continue to use 50 percent of the processed glass as a raw material.
As Ohio’s largest residential recycler, Rumpke continually takes the lead in implementing technology to grow recycling and keep waste out of landfills.
“This partnership is one more example of Rumpke’s steadfast commitment to recycling. With plans to continue making high dollar investments in recycling throughout 2011, this collaborative effort further demonstrates Rumpke’s desire to increase recycling in Ohio,” added Sargent.
Rumpke first opened its Dayton glass processing facility in 2002 in an effort to process the broken, mixed color glass screened from the single stream sorting process. Today, the Dayton facility processes and markets over 15,000 tons per year of recyclable glass. With the demand for glass recycling on the increase, this upgrade will allow Rumpke to continue its commitment to expand glass recycling in both the residential and commercial sectors.
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Annually, the firm recycles 250,000 tons of material from homes and businesses. Rumpke Recycling offers universal and e-waste recycling options, tire recycling, composting, construction material and industrial recycling.
Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics, Rumpke Haul-it-Away and Rumpke Park. Please visit http://www.rumpke.com/default.asp for more information.
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