DAYTON, Ohio.—Dec. 4, 2013—During the season of giving, Rumpke expects to see as much as 25 percent more trash and recycling. While many holiday items can be recycled, some items can damage recycling equipment or contaminate materials used by elves and other manufacturers to make new things.
Santa asks recyclers to fill their Rumpke Recycling bins with these holiday items:
Wrapping paper (non-foil)
Paper gift bags
Newspaper (including inserts)
Cans and bottles
Boxes (e.g. cake mix)
Plastic bottles and jugs
Glass bottles and jars
Paper grocery bags
Cartons (broth and egg nog)
Recyclers can stay off the naughty list by reusing, donating or discarding the following items instead of putting them in recycling bins:
Packing peanuts and bubble wrap
Ribbons and bows
Plastic shopping bags
Clothing and toys
Décor (wreaths, garland, etc.)
Foil and plastic wrap
Blister or clam shell packaging
Rumpke employs approximately 200 people in Dayton and provides waste, recycling and portable restroom services. Rumpke provides residential service to about 129,000 households in the area as well as many businesses.
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. With its regional operation located in Louisville, 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, and Rumpke Hydraulics. For more information, visit www.rumpke.com.