DAYTON, Ohio—May 10, 2013—Rumpke Recycling service for customers in Dayton and the Miami Valley will occur as scheduled without interruption. Emergency personnel responded to a fire at Rumpke’s Dayton Recycling Center located at 1300 East Monument Ave., this morning.
A piece of loading equipment caught fire at the facility shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, and flames quickly spread to a pile of recyclables. Dayton firefighters were able to extinguish the fire by 9 a.m. All employees were evacuated and are accounted for. Two employees were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.
“We appreciate the quick response from the area fire departments,” said Amanda Pratt, director of communications at Rumpke. “Thanks to the immediate actions of our employees, there were no major injuries and the fire was quickly contained.”
The extent of the damage has not been determined. Rumpke will work with the authorities to conduct a complete investigation of the incident.
Recycling collection will continue without interruption today in the region; however, Rumpke’s public buy-back center will be closed today and will reopen Saturday at 8 a.m.
Rumpke’s Dayton Recycling Center opened in 1993. The facility processes 200 tons of recyclables per day, collected through curbside, buy-back, drop off box and commercial recycling programs. The site also houses a glass processing facility, which recovers broken and mixed container glass for the fiberglass and container glass industries.
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 Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Ballpark.