On April 10, Rumpke’s Cincinnati Recycling Center sustained millions of dollars worth of damage during a two-alarm fire.
Despite this set back, Rumpke remained committed to recycling and quickly developed a plan to ensure recycling service continued for our hundreds of thousands of Greater Cincinnati customers.
Since the fire, materials normally processed at Rumpke Recycling Cincinnati were collected as usual and hauled to a section of Rumpke’s Colerain Township Landfill not currently being used for disposal. The items were unloaded and reloaded onto tractor trailers for transport to Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, recycling facilities. However, beginning this month, recyclables will take a new path to regional recycling facilities.
In an effort to improve efficiencies and eliminate the potential for customer price increases, Rumpke has temporarily leased the Este Avenue Transfer Station in Cincinnati, just minutes from our Cincinnati Recycling Center. At the transfer facility, Rumpke Recycling trucks will unload recyclables onto the floor inside the building. The materials will be loaded (within a 24 hour period) and transferred onto larger trucks that will haul the material to regional recycling facilities.
The transfer station is still a temporary solution. We are moving as quickly as possible to get our Cincinnati Rumpke Recycling facility up and running again. We are committed to continuing to bring the most advanced recycling services available.
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About the author: Molly Yeager is the senior corporate communications coordinator at Rumpke.