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Make our landfills smaller and your wallet larger

Throughout Ohio, recyclers have the opportunity not only to help the environment, but also themselves by receiving payment for their recycled materials. 10

Rumpke Recycling runs four public buy-back centers in Ohio where individuals can bring their materials to be recycled in return for a cash payout. With locations in Dayton, Circleville, Chillicothe and Mt. Vernon , these centers accept materials such as aluminum cans, office paper, scrap metal and more in exchange for cash.

Individuals can bring their materials to the center six days a week to be weighed and priced based on current market value and then receive a cash payout. To receive payment, all materials must be separated by type.

In some cases, individuals can choose to forgo the cash and instead donate the value of their materials. For example, at the Dayton Buy-Back Center, donations can be made to the Dayton Children’s Medical Center. This money is used to help pay for new technology and equipment for the hospital.

In Circleville, Rumpke annually partners with Logan Elm High School for a scholarship fundraiser. This year, the school’s industrial arts program received $1,200 by recycling aluminum cans.

Whether the motivation is to help the environment, earn some extra money, or donate to a good cause, Rumpke’s buy-back centers provide an extra opportunity for individuals to go green.

Acceptable materials and current prices can vary, to find a location and learn more visit

About the author: Darby Fledderjohn is the corporate communications intern.

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