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Rumpke Waste and Recycling has a rich history of dedication to reducing the amount of waste that ends up in its landfills through effective recycling practices. Dating back to its humble origins in the 1930s, the Rumpke family has been committed to continuing sustainability practices. With cutting-edge technology at our recycling facilities, Rumpke Recycling has grown into the nation's recycling leader.

The Story of Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Since Rumpke's inception in the 1930s, the company - and the family - have been committed to recycling. Learn more about how Ohio's largest recycler got its start and how it continues to grow recycling.

Rumpke Recycling - Cincinnati MRF Sorting Process

Ever wonder where your recycling goes after it is hauled away? Enjoy the sights and sounds of one of our Material Recovery Facilities (Cincinnati, OH) as recyclables make their way from drop off, through our various sorting processes, all the way to bailing for shipment to our manufacturing partners.

Rumpke Recycling & Resource Center

Expected to be operational in 2024 and featuring high-tech jobs, will have the capability to process 250,000 tons of material from 40 Ohio counties. Designed by local architects Moody-Nolan, constructed by Elford, Inc. with recycling equipment manufactured by Machinex, the new facility will contain the newest technology, including state-of-the-art optical scanners, equipment enhanced with artificial intelligence, and a sampling station, offering a quick glimpse of material composition to help identify recycling opportunities and challenges for communities and businesses.

Glass Recycling

Container glass collected in residential and commercial recycling programs is transported to Rumpke’s regional glass processing facility in Dayton, Ohio. Rumpke’s enhanced glass recycling technology will process and recover nearly 60,000 tons of broken and mixed glass each year.

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