Nearly Two Million Pounds Recycled in 2013
NEW ALBANY, Ohio – Feb. 12, 2014 – New Albany residents recycled 1.95 million pounds of material in 2013 through a curbside recycling program with Rumpke, a 24 percent increase compared to the previous year and a 57 percent increase compared to 2009. It was the most recycled in city history.
“We are always striving to improve overall customer service, and we are committed to environmentally sustainable practices,” said New Albany Public Service Director Mark Nemec. “We are excited that our community embraces recycling and even more excited to see year-over-year improvement.”
Since 2009, New Albany has recycled more than 7.5 million pounds, diverting this material from the landfill – approximately 3,000 pounds per household during the five-year stretch.
“We consistently see high rates of participation in New Albany,” said Michael Darling, Rumpke municipal representative. “Each family truly makes a difference.”
In the fall of 2012, Rumpke launched a pilot initiative in New Albany by giving extra-large recycling carts to each residence. The wheeled carts are five times bigger than the traditional red recycling bins. Last year marked the first full 12-months with the carts, and New Albany was able to divert 27 percent of its total waste generated for recycling.
Residents can recycle paper products, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars and cartons. All recyclables are mixed together in the large cart. Rumpke sorts the materials by type at its recycling facility in Columbus and then transports it to manufacturers to be made into new products.
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal and recycling solutions. 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, The William-Thomas Group and Rumpke Hydraulics. For more information, visit www.rumpke.com.