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1 Presentation Title Presented by Rumpke Steve Sargent Rumpke Consolidated Co. Cincinnati, Ohio Ohio Glass Recycling “Processing & Markets Update”

2 Glass Facts 2010 National Data 25 billion glass containers made in U.S. 80% beverage containers / 20% food Glass MSW %: % / 2010 – 3.7% Glass Recy % : 1990 – 22.1% / 2010 – 33.4% Ten(10) states have deposit laws Glass does not compost, pulp & is inert

3 Ohio Glass Facts

4 Rumpke Recycling Philosophy Recycling should be a cost-effective alternative to waste disposal Recycling should be comprehensive* Recycling efforts must produce quality, end-use materials*

5 Glass Recycling Historic Challenges Single-stream processor Glass makes up over 15% SWDs want glass included High costs / low value Limited access to mixed color glass markets

6 2004 Glass Marketing Plan Components Vertically-integrated plan for Rumpke plants Internal generation of 40,000+ tons per year Only produce “fine-grind” for fiberglass insulation Minimize transportation, centrally located in Dayton, Ohio 2004 Glass Plant

7 Rumpke Glass Plant: 2004 to 2010 Six-Year Learning Curve Product storage critical Needed to expand beyond fiberglass to container mkt. New processing equipment Additional sources of mixed glass from outside generators

8 Rumpke Glass Plant 2011 Revised Operating Plan Invested $3.2M in Binder+Co. company processing & optical sortation system Entered the container glass market in addition to the fiberglass market Expanded into rail shipments

9 Rumpke Glass Plant Operational changes 65% output to insulation 35% output to containers three(3) optical scanners metal & ceramic detection air separation to deal with organic matter (LOI)

10 Rumpke Glass Plant Raw Material Rumpke Single-Stream MRFs and Commercial plants Solid Waste Districts via roll-off & gaylords Third-party MRF operators Commercial and Retail generators of container glass products (restaurants, bars)

11 Rumpke Glass Plant Removing Contaminants Manual sortation plays important role Utilized at both Presort & Postsort Postsort focus is quality control (QC) Target unique items at Presort station

12 Rumpke Glass Plant Repetitive Steps Manual sortation Screens Air Separation Magnetic Separation Eddy Current Optical Sortation (contaminants / color)

13 Rumpke Glass Plant Clear Glass Amber Glass Final Postsort Station

14 Rumpke Columbus MRF Vertically-Integrated Feed System Screened glass from MRF MRF Glass Trommel Glass Storage Silo 80 ton capacity

15 Ohio Glass Initiative How does Ohio generate an additional 165,000 tpy? Increased access (new) Targeting the large generators of glass Incorporating glass into residential curbside program Increased public education & awareness

16 Rumpke Proposal February 1 st, 2013 Pilot Project Proposal – SW District Five (5) Regional Zones

17 Public Awareness Rumpke Glass Project Providing service to 59 Cincinnati bars/restaurants Identifying glass drop-off locations in SW Ohio Evaluating various collection methods Moving forward …


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