Rumpke Unveils New Cincinnati Recycling Facility

ST. BERNARD, OHIO –Nov. 14, 2013 –Rumpke, Ohio’s recycling leader, today unveiled its largest, fastest and most technologically advanced recycling facility in St. Bernard, Ohio.
Following a devastating fire in April 2012, Rumpke vowed to rebuild a facility to ensure the region continued to have access to cost effective recycling.

The result was a $32 million, 100,000 square foot facility that houses technology capable of sorting 55 tons of recyclables every hour.  In all, the system designed by Machinex, has the potential to process one million pounds of material daily and will serve more than 4.5 million residents in Cincinnati and beyond.

“I am very proud of this new facility,” said Vice President Jeff Rumpke. “However, I am more proud of our team, and how we all pulled together in the hours after last April’s devastating fire to come up with a short-term plan that ensured uninterrupted service for our customers and a long-time vision to grow our business.”

Rumpke’s recycling team visited a total of nine material recovery facilities including three recycling centers in California, one in Rhode Island and five in Canada, before deciding on the design and equipment incorporated into the Rumpke Recycling Cincinnati facility. Four different equipment systems were proposed and considered before Rumpke selected a Machinex system.

“Machinex is extremely proud to partner with Rumpke on its state-of-the-art recycling facility, said Pierre Paré, Machinex CEO.  “This system is the achievement of a work team where both companies know-how and expertise has been combined. Machinex provide a custom design system combined with the latest technologies on material separation.”

Rumpke’s new facility includes six optical scanners, two electromagnetic eddy currents, hundreds of spinning discs as well as nearly 100 employees to sort 500 tons of material daily. However, Rumpke hopes to double the number of tons processed with the opening of this facility.

“We designed our new facility with the additional capacity to handle growth as recycling increases in the region as well as provide the ability to process additional types of materials as new recycling markets become available,” added Rumpke.

 “We are committed to growing the recycling effort.  By investing in technology, we have increased the efficiency of recycling and we continue to drive down the cost to recycle. Today, we can go to a home or business owner, examine their waste stream and identify a variety of waste solutions offering maximum recycling opportunities at the lowest cost possible, making recycling a win environmentally and economically.”

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 in Colerain Township, Ohio, 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, Rumpke Haul-it-Away and Rumpke Park. Please visit for more information.


Molly Yeager

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