Rumpke Adds Cartons to Recycling Programs

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

December 4, 2013

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Rumpke Adds Cartons to Recycling Programs

Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc. is now accepting carton containers in its residential and commercial recycling programs.

The Cincinnati-based Rumpke said in a news release said it now accepts containers including juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth, egg substitute and wine cartons.

Rumpke partnered with the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based Carton Council on the project. The council supplied $454,525 in grant funding to help purchase an optical scanner that uses infrared technology to identify and sort cartons from the recycling stream. Overall, Rumpke’s new processing system includes six optical scanners, each at a cost of nearly $1 million.

Rumpke and the Carton Council also will partner in the coming months to promote the new acceptable items to the 4.5 million people served by Rumpke Recycling Cincinnati. With this system, the Carton Council said that more than 600,000 households will now have access to carton recycling for the first time.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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