Rumpke Shares Best Practices With US State Department Fellow

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio –Aug. 25, 2015—Rumpke Waste & Recycling is giving US State Department Fellow Chia Conrad an overview of the waste and recycling industry with tours of its Cincinnati operations, August 24-26.

Conrad is native of Cameroon, Africa, and is a recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellowship award, a prestigious honor awarded by the US State Department to very bright and highly motivated young African leaders.

Coming from a country where open dumps are common, Chia is taking his experiences and knowledge from Rumpke to incorporate similar best practices to improve public health in his homeland. 

During his visit, Rumpke provided an overview of modern landfill construction and engineering, landfill gas recovery, recycling technology, hauling and collection equipment, maintenance and assets required to implement and operate a complete environmentally-friendly waste and recycling system. 

Conrad began his six week study in Cincinnati with the Municipal Solid District learning about solid waste and waste water management on August 3.

Rumpke’s award-winning landfill and recycling operations are common learning destinations for international visitors. In recent years, Rumpke has hosted government officials and experts from Germany, Russia, Africa, France and Japan and others seeking to develop similar environmental systems in their countries.

Rumpke Waste & Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, the firm employs 2,600 people and provides service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Haul-it-Away. Please visit for more information.


Molly Yeager

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