invests more than $2.5 million in Ohio
Rumpke Recycling is investing in Ohio’s recycling
effort with a $2.5 million upgrade at its glass processing facility
in Dayton, Ohio.
Rumpke Recycling is partnering with the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources and Owens-Illinois to build enhanced technology to
process glass. The new system will create a product suitable
for the glass container industry.
“Securing consistent markets for glass has been a long-time challenge
for Ohio recyclers. While many collection programs seek to remove
glass from their recycling programs, Rumpke has committed a substantial
amount of capital and time to incorporate glass as one of the
items Ohio households and businesses can recycle on a daily basis,”
said Steve Sargent, director of Rumpke Recycling.
Installation of the equipment will begin April 2011 and will
be completed by mid-August. Optical scanning technology will
make recycling glass containers used by consumers, as well as
bars and restaurants, easier and more economical. Simultaneously,
as the program evolves, job growth is expected throughout the
While a significant portion of the material processed at Rumpke
Recycling will be prepared for use in container manufacturing,
recycling partner Johns-Manville in Defiance, Ohio will continue
to use 50 percent of the processed glass as a raw material.