TLC Improves the Medora Landfill

MEDORA, Ind.—Feb. 14, 2012—Visibility at State Route 50 has been improved with a new sign, flag pole and re-graded slope; but recent improvements at the Medora Landfill go beyond appearances.

For example, the speed limit for trash trucks has been reduced to 20 miles per hour, after asking for feedback from nearby residents.

“We want to be a good neighbor,” said Landfill Manager Ralph Collins. “Our goal is to operate in a safe manner, while keeping noise and litter to a minimum.”

In December, Rumpke installed a wheel wash that trucks drive through after unloading trash at the landfill. The wash uses recycled rain water to rinse mud off the tires, and it has been keeping surrounding roads cleaner.

 “Last year, we earned an environmental stewardship award,” Collins said. “We are working our hardest to exceed this achievement and see what we can accomplish this year."

Owned and operated by Rumpke since 1983, the Medora Landfill accepts municipal solid waste and construction demolition debris. In November, the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts (AISWMD) selected the Landfill for an Environmental Stewardship Award.

Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions.  Headquartered near Cincinnati, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Portable Restrooms.  For more information, visit


Sara Cullin
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