Rumpke Reveals The New Cincinnati Recycling Facility
All of our local readers are likely familiar with Rumpke. They have been providing the Tri-State area with waste disposal and recycling options since 1932. Some of you might remember that one of their recycling facilities in St. Bernard caught fire in April of 2012. Rumpke vowed to rebuild a facility to ensure the region continued to have access to cost effective recycling. Now, this month, a $32 million dollar facility has opened in its place; a 100,000-square-foot facility with the capability to sort 55 tons of recyclables every hour. Just as an oil change helps a car run efficiently, this center allows for an efficient, cost effective, recycling resource for the region. This center, which is actually one of the largest of its kind in North America, collects recyclable materials and resends them to manufacturers that will use it to make new products.
“I am very proud of this new facility,” said Vice President Jeff Rumpke. “However, I am more proud of our team, and how we all pulled together in the hours after last April’s devastating fire to come up with a short-term plan that ensured uninterrupted service for our customers and a long-time vision to grow our business.” Rumpke’s recycling team visited a total of nine material recovery facilities including three recycling centers in California, one in Rhode Island and five in Canada, before deciding on the design and equipment incorporated into the Rumpke Recycling Cincinnati facility. Four different equipment systems were proposed and considered before Rumpke selected a Machinex system.
“We are committed to growing the recycling effort. By investing in technology, we have increased the efficiency of recycling and we continue to drive down the cost to recycle. Today, we can go to a home or business owner, examine their waste stream and identify a variety of waste solutions offering maximum recycling opportunities at the lowest cost possible, making recycling a win environmentally and economically.” They have been serving our area for decades, and we thank them for all of their hard work in restoring this facility! Below is a video from back when construction was in its beginning stages.