Recycling at Home
The average American generates nearly 1 ton of trash a year, which can create serious problems if it all goes into the landfill. So much trash would quickly fill up the available space and introduce potentially hazardous substances into the soil and groundwater. It also represents a significant amount of wasted resources and duplicated effort. When glass, plastic, paper and metal are thrown away as trash instead of being recycled, we need to make more of those materials from scratch. This puts a strain on manufacturing and leaves fewer resources available for other purposes. Fortunately, Rumpke has made significant investments in recycling technology to make residential recycling easy and convenient for you.
What We Can Do for You
Rumpke’s program, called single stream recycling, allows residential recyclables to be mixed together. They are later sorted at one of Rumpke’s advanced recycling facilities. Single stream programs focus on all recyclable materials generated by residents – not just individual items. This comprehensive approach helps divert the greatest volume of recyclable materials from landfills. With single sort recycling, homeowners aren’t burdened with the job of separating or sorting their recyclables. Ultimately, this convenience means more people participate, which leads to an overall reduction in waste.
Residents can typically recycle the following items:
• Plastic bottles, jugs, and #5 tubs
• Glass bottles and jars
• Aluminum cans
• Steel cans and lids
• Paperboard (like cereal boxes)
• Office paper
• Envelopes and junk mail
• Newspapers, magazines and inserts
• Telephone books and catalogs
For additional details, please see our acceptable items list. Our residential recycling services mean you no longer have to separate items by bin. Simply dispose of all recyclable materials in a single container and we’ll handle the rest. You’ll be doing your part to help protect the environment while we make residential waste disposal easier for you.
Why Choose Rumpke?
Choosing Rumpke to provide residential recycling pickup means you’ll get much more than just that one service. No other provider in the area offers as many value-added services as we do. We’re equipped to handle regular garbage pickup, recyclables and much more.
We’re one of the most experienced and knowledgeable waste management companies in the industry. In everything we do, we’re committed to keeping the community clean and the environment healthy. We bring the most responsible and innovative practices to bear for our customers, whether they are homeowners or commercial enterprises. We have more than 100 years of experience and know-how in the waste and recycling business, which means we know what it takes to create cleaner and greener communities. If you want to learn more about what we can do for you or if you’re ready to request service, get in touch with us today.
* Rumpke offers curbside recycling and public recycling drop boxes throughout its service region.