Red letters Rumpke and Waste & Recycling Services
Two fires within 24 hours at Rumpke’s Columbus Recycling Facility has prompted the need for another reminder – please watch what you are putting in your Rumpke recycling and trash containers.   “We are incredibly proud of our team members for following the proper protocol and quickly containing the fires,” said Randy Broadright, area safety manager, Rumpke. “The safety of our team is always a top priority, which is why we urge everyone to recycle appropriately. Items such as propane tanks, batteries and full aerosol cans continue to be an issue for us. These items are not accepted in our recycling program and prove to be very hazardous, often resulting in fires that are started in our trucks as they transport material to the recycling center or at the facility itself.”   The two fires, which were caused by a full aerosol can and a lithium ion battery, were contained and extinguished by Rumpke employees.   Rumpke accepts the following items for recycling: • Plastic bottles and jugs (please empty, flatten and reattach the lid) • Cartons • Glass bottles and jars (any color) • Aluminum and steel cans • Empty aerosol cans (with lids and tips removed) • Paperboard (cereal boxes, 12-pack containers, etc.) • Cardboard • A variety of paper products, including: o Office paper o Newspaper o Magazines o Junk mail and envelopes (with or without windows) o Telephone books o Paper grocery bags   Rumpke keeps a list of recyclables on its website, www.rumpke.com. Rumpke also encourages customers to tour its recycling facility to learn more about the recycling process. For tour information, email tours@rumpke.com.   About 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, 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. Please visit www.rumpke.com for more information.

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