Effingham County and several nearby areas in Illinois will soon see a change to their usual garbage trucks as Sanitation Service Inc. sold certain waste collection assets to Rumpke Waste & Recycling.

February 27, 2024

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Effingham County and several nearby areas in Illinois will soon see a change to their usual garbage trucks as Sanitation Service Inc. sold certain waste collection assets to Rumpke Waste & Recycling.

According to the press release, the sale, finalized on February 17, marks a new chapter for Sanitation Service, Inc., which has been owned and operated by the Deibel, Hayes, and Tegeler families for 63 years.

The Ohio-based family company, Rumpke Waste & Recycling, is coming to take over Sanitation Service Inc. largely in name alone as Sanitation Service Inc. comes to a “crossroads” of sorts. Brian Hayes, owner of Sanitation Service Inc. explains that Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s name will be on the trucks going forward, but it will be the same team servicing the community.

“The Deibel, Hayes, and Tegeler families have owned and operated Sanitation Service, Inc. and Landfill 33 for 63 years, but we have come to a crossroads with our business,” said Hayes. “While the name on the trucks may change, the team servicing the community will not change. All of our team members have joined Rumpke and will continue providing our customers with the outstanding, personal service they’ve come to expect and deserve.

In addition to the hauling operation, Rumpke will also take over operations at Landfill 33 and the Effingham Transfer Station, bringing their extensive knowledge of the waste and recycling industry to Effingham County and the surrounding region. Rumpke owns or operates 14 regional landfills and 14 recycling facilities, as well as 25 transfer stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, with Landfill 33 being its first landfill in Illinois.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our services into Illinois,” said Jeff Rumpke, area president, of Rumpke Waste & Recycling. “Sanitation Service has been a successful, well-trusted business, and we hope to build upon their success while ensuring Effingham County and the surrounding region continues to have access to cost-effective and environmentally sound disposal options.”

Rumpke Waste & Recycling comes into the area with more than 90 years of experience keeping homes and businesses clean. Initially, rates and service days will remain the same for customers of Effingham County and the surrounding area. Customers should expect to receive more information about the transition soon.

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