DAYTON, Ohio—June 25, 2014—A new, five-year agreement with Rumpke Waste and Recycling will support the University of Dayton’s sustainability education efforts and recover more than 1.6 million pounds of recycling annually.
"We have worked diligently University-wide the past few years to be faithful stewards of our environment in the Catholic, Marianist tradition,” said Kurt Hoffmann, University of Dayton environmental sustainability manager. “We look forward to our relationship with Rumpke to take our efforts to the next level."
In addition to weekly trash and recycling collection, Rumpke will:
- Support the University's sustainability curriculum with hands-on educational experiences and campus sustainability programming such as facility tours, guest lectures and special projects.
- Assist with the University's sustainability education efforts in local schools.
- Assist with the University's participation in the nationwide Recyclemania competition to encourage a campus-wide recycling culture.
- Sponsor messages at University of Dayton athletics events to help promote recycling and sustainability initiatives beyond campus.
"Rumpke, Ohio's recycling leader, clearly recognizes education is an important part of our job,” said Mike Bramkamp, Rumpke regional vice president. “We welcome the opportunity to engage University of Dayton students, faculty and staff in understanding the importance of good waste and recycling habits."
Earlier this year, the University earned a STARS silver rating in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) for its sustainability achievements. The University also made The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability in the University's academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. Find more information about the University's sustainability efforts at http://green.udayton.edu.
Rumpke, a DRG3 Green Certified Business, locally employs more than 200 people. The company has operated a recycling plant in Dayton more than 20 years, which is currently receiving a $2.5 million upgrade.
About the University of Dayton
The University of Dayton is a top-tier, national, Catholic, research institution. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), the University of Dayton focuses on educating the whole person, connecting learning with leadership and service. Through student clubs, campus recreation, education abroad, research, service-learning and career preparation, students are encouraged to engage the world, developing a critical mind and compassionate heart.
About Rumpke Waste and Recycling
Rumpke Waste and Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environment friendly waste disposal solutions. Ohio-based 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's 11 recycling plants throughout the region process 700 million pounds of recycling per year, combined. The company has invested $50 million in recycling in recent years. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group and Rumpke Hydraulics. For more information, visit http://www.rumpke.com.
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