LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Dec. 14, 2010— Rumpke Waste & Recycling has contributed $5,000 to Kosair Children’s Hospital, now Norton Children's, through the Children’s Hospital Foundation, resulting from a promise to pay $1 for every five pounds of recycling at Louisville Slugger Field.
“We made this promise to encourage recycling at the ballpark, and continue supporting the Foundation as we have for years,” said Rumpke Regional Vice President Mike Nelson. “This partnership has been a win-win situation for all of us involved.”
During the 2012 baseball season, Bats fans and staff recycled 12,991 pounds of bottles, cans, cardboard and paper.
As the philanthropic arm of Norton Children's, the foundation generates both financial and volunteer support through many events and programs.
Rumpke employs approximately 120 people in the Louisville area and has provided waste service at Louisville Slugger Field since the stadium opened in 2000.
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environment 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 Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Ballpark. For more information, visit www.rumpke.com.