CINCINNATI (March 13, 2012) – Rumpke now accepts plastic bottle lids in its residential and commercial recycling programs; however, the lids must be attached to the plastic bottle.
“Rumpke continues to invest heavily in our recycling programs to actively grow this line of business,” said Jeff Rumpke, vice president. “As Rumpke continues to enhance our recycling systems, manufactures are complimenting our efforts with new ways to recycle more materials, like plastic lids.”
To ensure your plastic lids are recycled, follow these easy steps:
1. Empty the bottle. Bottles still containing liquid will not be recycled.
2. If possible, crush the bottle. Crushing the bottle helps remove any air from the container, which serves as a safety precaution when the bottles are baled and also helps bottles travel through the recycling process more efficiently.
3. Screw the lid back on the bottle. Detached lids may not be recovered.
Manufacturers that purchase plastic bottles from Rumpke have developed methods to remove the lids from the containers and then work with fellow manufacturers to convert the lids into new items such as plastic paint containers.
To learn more about Rumpke’s recycling process and about items you can recycle, please visit www.RumpkeRecycling.com
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 in Colerain Township, Ohio, 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 www.rumpke.com for more information.