Fourth Generation Takes the Wheel at Rumpke

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Dec. 8, 2014— Bill Rumpke III has been named operations manager for Rumpke Waste & Recycling, representing the fourth generation of Rumpke family members taking leadership in the company.

Bill Rumpke III

In his new position, Bill Rumpke will oversee daily operations of waste, recycling and portable restroom services in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

“Like his father and grandfather, Bill began learning the family business with hands-on experience at a young age,” said Regional Vice President Greg Beamer. “It’s exciting to see the next generation carrying out the mission and values of this company. We have an excellent team in place and look forward to future success in this region.”

Previously, Bill Rumpke worked in Columbus, Ohio, where he managed residential services for 300,000 households including the company’s largest municipal contract. His responsibilities included recruitment, training and evaluation of 120 drivers and supervisors. He has also worked as a laborer, driver, route auditor and supervisor.

Bill Rumpke attended Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics while playing Division I baseball.

The company employs approximately 120 people in the Louisville area and owns a waste transfer station and recycling plant at 1101 W. Oak Street. Current job openings are posted at

Rumpke Waste & Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environment 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 Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, and Rumpke Hydraulics. For more information, visit


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