MEDORA, Ind.—July 11, 2014—
About 100 neighbors attended the Medora Landfill Neighbor Night July 9 for dinner and updates about the facility.
Guests were invited on a bus tour to view the working face of the landfill, where waste is currently being placed, as well as the construction of two cells (eight and nine east). Rumpke is in the process of placing a series of liners (clay, synthetic geomembrane and geotextile) at the base of these cells. More information about landfill construction is available here.
Following a fish fry and potluck dinner, Rumpke presented door prizes and awards for the best dishes. Leeroy Crees won the Golden Spoon Award for his dessert, caramel apple dumpling. He said the secret to the caramel flavor is adding bottle of Mountain Dew. Regina Henson won the Golden Fork Award for her side dish, broccoli salad. The Conservation Club cooked 70 pounds of fish for the crowd.
Rumpke awarded Robert Levi Bays III an academic scholarship for his commitment to environmental stewardship. Bays graduated from Brownstown High School and will attend Purdue University in the fall. His intended major is agricultural engineering.
Owned and operated by Rumpke since 1983, the Medora Landfill currently accepts about 1,100 tons of municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris daily. The Landfill earned an environmental stewardship award from the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts in 2011.
Rumpke Waste and Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, 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.