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Rumpke Plans Recycling Facility in Medora

IDEM Supports Project with Grant 

Medora, Indiana-Jan 11, 2017—Rumpke Waste & Recycling will break ground soon for a new recycling facility in Jackson County at the Rumpke Medora Landfill, 546 S. County Road 870 W., Medora, Indiana, 47260.

The project will include construction of a 5,540 square foot concrete pad with an enclosure to protect a recycling baler and collected recycling material.

Recyclables will come from residential and commercial customers in the surrounding area. Some recyclables will be transported from Medora directly to manufacturers to create new products, while Rumpke will transport remaining items to its regional recycling facility in Cincinnati.

The Medora facility could become operational by summer 2017, pending construction through the winter and spring.

“Rumpke is excited to enhance recycling opportunities throughout Indiana with this new facility,” said Bill Rumpke III, Rumpke regional vice president. “Items that once went into the landfill will now be recovered and manufactured into new products.” 

The construction project is partially supported by an $87,425 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Recycling Market Development Program.

“We appreciate IDEM’s support and look forward to working with them on this project,” said Steve Sargent, Rumpke director of recycling. “This public-private partnership will improve recycling for the region.”

Rumpke has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. With a regional operation in Medora, 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. Please visit www.rumpke.com for more information.

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