GEORGETOWN, Ohio—Aug. 28, 2012—Rumpke welcomed more than 250 visitors to its annual landfill open house, Saturday, Aug. 25 to tour the site, make crafts and “talk some trash” with employees.
Visitors were able to board a bus that drove them into the heart of Rumpke’s Brown County operations to get a first-hand look at landfill construction and daily operations. During the 11:15 a.m. tour, visitors were also able to watch a controlled blast, showcasing how Rumpke excavates the land.
Throughout the event, Rumpke employees served as a resource to visitors, showcasing the environmental safeguards at the landfill and answering questions.
The day wasn’t just about trash; recycling was an important component. The Adams-Brown Recycling Center brought its mobile education unit full of do’s and don’ts for recycling. A hands-on activity allowed guests to “up-cycle” old t-shirts into braided bracelets. Brown County Soil and Water also participated in the event to educate visitors about backyard composting.
“We had a record turnout this year,” said Todd Rumpke, vice president. “We hope that our visitors enjoyed their day at our site and have a better understanding of our operations.”
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 Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, The William-Thomas Group and Rumpke Hydraulics. For more information, visit www.rumpke.com.