JULY 2009

Rumpke expands into NE Ohio

Rumpke Consolidated Cos. announced plans to purchase some assets from Republic Services, its largest acquisition in 77 years of business.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The purchase, which will grow the firm’s revenue by eight percent, allows it to enter the Cleveland market for the first time.

The acquisition will include the 300 acre Noble Road Landfill in Mansfield, the Richland County Transfer Station and the Harvard Road Transfer Station in Cuyahoga County. Rumpke will also begin servicing approximately 30,000 residential and 3,000 commercial customers in Ashland, Huron, Knox, Lorain, Medina, Morrow, Richland and Wayne counties. More than 60 vehicles involved in the transaction will service the area’s customers. Rumpke will also retain the employees at the facilities.

The Mansfield landfill received its permit in 1994 and began accepting garbage in 1997. There is 21 years worth of air space available on the current plot of land, but there could be additional land on which to expand with the proper approvals.

Rumpke last expanded its footprint in the early 1990s with the purchase of Beech Hollow landfill in Jackson, Ohio. In recent years, a new generation of the Rumpke family has taken the reins and is pursuing regional growth.