At the recycling facility, Machinex equipment will sort glass and OCC from more than 500 tons of recyclables brought into the plant daily. Rumpke says OCC will be baled and shipped to manufacturers, while glass will be further processed on site. Other recyclables—including metals, paper and plastic—will be sent to Rumpke’s new Cincinnati plant for further sorting and processing.
“This investment will allow us to recycle more efficiently, ultimately leading to a larger volume of recycling,” says Mike Bramkamp, Rumpke regional vice president. “The new Dayton model could serve as a template for our other regional facilities as we continue to develop methods of recycling more. We are encouraged by the rising interest in recycling from residents and businesses in our region.”
The company also is installing a dust collection system that it says will improve efficiency as well as the quality of glass cullet.
Rumpke has owned a recycling plant in Dayton for more than 20 years. In total, Rumpke operates 11 recycling plants in the region, processes about 350,000 tons of recyclables per year and has invested nearly $50 million over the past several years on recycling.