TROY, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2015—Big improvements are coming to Troy’s weekly curbside recycling program including larger recycling carts, automated service and new environmental technology. The service is at no additional cost to residents.
Rumpke is delivering 65-gallon recycling carts to Troy residences Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. Residents should leave their red recycling bins curbside for removal on the day of their trash/recycling collection.
The larger recycling carts are designed to encourage more recycling and reduce wind-blown litter, keeping Troy neighborhoods cleaner. The carts hold three times more material than the current red bins and feature lids labeled with a complete list of recycling dos and don’ts. Acceptable recycling includes aluminum and steel cans, cartons, plastic and glass bottles and paper and cardboard. More information about recycling is always available at www. Rumpke.com.
The time and date of your trash/recycling collection will not change. In the coming weeks, residents will receive more details about the program in the mail.
Rumpke will also begin using environmentally-friendly compressed natural gas collection trucks to pick up recycling in Troy. Compressed natural gas vehicles are quieter and generate far less emissions. These vehicles use an automated arm to collect recycling curbside.
Residents should prepare their recycling for automated collection by making certain all materials are placed entirely inside the recycling cart, and by placing the cart within two feet of the curb, with the cart wheels placed away from the street. Residents should avoid placing carts within four feet of possible obstructions such as parked cars and mailboxes.
“Studies consistently demonstrate that cart programs increase recycling,” said Mayor Michael L. Beamish “We are looking forward to increasing recycling in Troy while making a significant environmental impact.”
“As Ohio’s recycling leader, Rumpke is excited to deliver carts and increase recycling participation in Troy. At the same time, the automated collection will keep the streets of Troy looking their best, while the compressed natural gas truck technology will ensure quieter service and less overall air emissions. It’s a win for Troy and the environment on multiple levels,” said Amanda Pratt, director of communications at Rumpke.
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, just outside of Cincinnati, 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, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Haul-it-Away.