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February 7, 2020

Rumpke opens new Ohio recycling center

Rumpke Waste & Recycling, headquartered in Cincinnati, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and welcome tour Jan. 9 of its new commercial mixed waste recycling center in Medina, Ohio.

According to Rumpke, the company invested more than $3 million in the new recycling center, which will have a staff of 17 employees. The Medina plant is expected to begin operation Jan. 13.

The Medina recycling center will focus on recycling cardboard, rigid plastics, nontreated wood and material with the greatest potential to create high BTU (British thermal units) fuel, Rumpke reports in a news release on the new recycling center. Traditional waste will transfer through the facility with the goal of capturing commercial recyclables.

“Medina’s objectives were clear, and there was absolutely no doubt that this determined group of leaders was going to reach them, and we have,” says Bill Rumpke Jr., Rumpke Waste & Recycling president and CEO, about the new recycling center. “Among the team at Rumpke, and the teams at the Medina County Solid Waste District, there’s an unflappable commitment to recycling. Recycling is a challenging business, to say the least, but we’re up for that challenge—we always have been and so has Medina.”