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Rumpke Opens New Single Stream Recycling Facility in Medora, Ind.

The new recycling facility will accept recyclables from both residential and commercial customers in the surrounding area.

Rumpke Waste & Recycling recently unveiled its new single stream recycling facility in Medora, Ind., which features a 5,540-square-foot concrete pad with an enclosure to protect a recycling baler and collected recycling material. 

The new recycling facility, which is dubbed as one of the most innovative single stream recycling systems in rural Indiana, will accept recyclables from both residential and commercial customers in the surrounding area. Some recyclables will be transported from the facility to manufacturers to create new products, while others will be transported to Rumpke’s regional recycling facility in Cincinnati for processing.

“The Medora Recycling Center will allow Rumpke to expand its curbside and business recycling programs and improve accessibility to recycling throughout southern Indiana,” said Steve Sargent, Rumpke director of recycling, in a statement. “We’ve already had hundreds of residents and businesses start recycling, and that number continues to grow. This represents an excellent public-private partnership to improve recycling.”

The project was made possible by an $87,425 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM’s) Recycling Market Development Program, and Rumpke’s funding of $625,000.

Rumpke currently employs 40 people at its Medora District, including drivers, mechanics, equipment operators, laborers, office personnel and managers/supervisors. The Medora District includes a landfill, recycling center, hauling operation and maintenance garage.

WDRB News has more information:

 Rural Southern Indiana is going green thanks to a new recycling facility.

Rumpke Recycling unveiled its new single-stream recycling system at its Medora facility in Jackson County on Wednesday.

The innovative recycling method allows residents to mix all recyclables into a single container, instead of separating them.

Read the full story here.

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