Company now accepts juice, soup, milk and wine cartons from customers in the Cincinnati area.
The recycling and solid waste management firm Rumpke
, headquartered in Cincinnati, has added aceptic cartons to the materials it accepts throught its residential and commercial recycling programs. The addition of the cartons follows Rumpke's opening a new material recovery facility (MRF) in the Cincinnati area in mid-November.
Jeff Rumpke, vice president of the company, says, “Rumpke is committed to growing recycling in the region. We built our new Cincinnati recycling facility with the ability to handle more recyclables and to process new types of material. We are always out there searching both domestically and internationally to identify new manufacturers that are willing to take and use recyclables from our region.”
The cartons the company now accepts include juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth, egg substitute and wine cartons.
To ensure success of the program, Rumpke has partnered with the Carton Council
on the project. The Carton Council has supplied the company with $454,525 in grant funding to help purchase an optical scanner at the new Cincinnati-area MRF that uses infrared technology to identify and sort cartons from the recycling stream. Rumpke and the Carton Council also will partner to promote the expansion of the collection program to the 4.5 million people served by Rumpke Recycling Cincinnati.
The Carton Council says that with the addition of the clients Rumpke serves more than 600,000 households in the country will now have access to carton recycling for the first time.