MEDORA, Ind.—July 16, 2013—About 100 neighbors attended the Medora Landfill Neighbor Night July 11 for dinner and updates about the facility.
Guests were treated to a bus tour of the landfill to view construction of a “cap,” which will close one portion of the site (cell three). Rumpke capped cells one and two last year, placing a series of liners (clay, synthetic geomembrane and geotextile) on top of the 20-acre portion of the landfill. This section of the landfill was constructed in accordance with Subtitle D landfill requirements in the 1990s. More information about landfill construction, is available here or by watching this video.
Following a fish fry and potluck dinner, Rumpke presented door prizes and awards. Marley Hayes, age 10, won the Golden Spoon Award for her dessert, blackberry wine cake. Her mother, Andi, said Marley has been baking since age 2. Betty Freeman won the Golden Fork Award for her side dish, which she calls campfire food.
Owned and operated by Rumpke since 1983, the Medora Landfill currently accepts about 1,100 tons of municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris daily. The Landfill earned an environmental stewardship award from the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts in 2011.
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group and Rumpke Hydraulics. For more information, visit www.rumpke.com.