EATON, Ohio – Oct. 7, 2013—Eaton residents may find a recycling bin at their doorstep this week, as the City takes steps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.
The City is working with Rumpke to get more residents participating in the curbside recycling program, which currently generates about 17 tons of recycling per month. Rumpke is delivering recycling bins to each residence that does not set out a bin for collection this week.
“The average American creates more than four pounds of trash every day,” said Mayor Gary Wagner. “The trash we create today impacts our future generations. I am proud that in Eaton, residents have access to recycling at their home at no charge, and I hope more residents will start participating.”
Residents can recycle:
- Paper and cardboard
- Plastic bottles and jars
- Aluminum and metal cans
- Glass bottles and jars
Tips for easy recycling:
- Recyclables do not need to be sorted
- Labels do not have to be removed
- Recycle all paper (including junk mail, magazines and phone books)
- Recycle clean pizza boxes (no food or grease, please)
- To recycle plastic bottle caps, crush the container and tightly crew on the cap
For more information, residents should call Rumpke’s Dayton customer service center at (800) 223-3960 or visit www.rumpke.com. Rumpke has provided trash and recycling service in Eaton since 2003 and offers trash, recycling and portable restroom service throughout Preble County.