Local officials are lauding contracts recently signed with Rumpke, saying the hauler has helped the municipalities boost recycling rates dramatically. Since taking over in April, recycling rates have more than doubled.
Cincinnati.com has the report:
Colerain Township saw an almost 197 percent jump from the previous April. In April 2015, Colerain Township residents recycled 87.66 tons of material. In April, 2016, Colerain Township residents recycled 260.12 tons of material. The trend continued in May, when Colerain Township resident recycling increased 205 percent over the May 2015 numbers.
In 2015, Colerain Township’s recycling rate was 4.71 percent and residents recycled 982.97 tons of material for the year.
Recycling increases are also occurring in Springfield Township, which had a 127 percent jump in recycling in April. Springfield Township residents recycled 73.48 tons of material in 2015. In May, there was almost a 194 percent increase over 2015 tonnage, with 197.89 tons recycled in 2016.