Presentation on theme: "Click to edit Master title style Protecting & Preserving the Planet Presented by Rumpke."— Presentation transcript:
Click to edit Master title style Protecting & Preserving the Planet Presented by Rumpke
Rumpke History Founded in 1930s by William Rumpke Originally fed collected trash to hogs Ended hog farm in 1950s
Current Operations Operates 9 landfills Operates 8 recycling centers Operates 20 transfer stations Service portions of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.
Let’s talk trash!
Did you know? Average American throws away 5 lbs of material/day That’s nearly 1 ton a year!
Where does it go? Trash goes to Rumpke’s Pendleton County Landfill Recycling goes to Rumpke’s Material Recovery Facility
Landfill Operations Landfills aren’t dumps.
Landfill Operations Landfills are… –Designed to protect the environment –Closely monitored
Landfill Monitoring Everything is permitted/monitored –Water –Air –Land
Landfill Gas Decomposing garbage produces methane gas Landfill Gas Recovery
Landfill Gas Gas is collected and converted to natural gas or electricity Rumpke is home to world’s largest landfill gas-to-pipeline energy production facility
So what are you throwing away?
Recyclables Plastic bottles and jugs Steel food cans Aluminum beverage containers Glass bottles and jars Paper and cardboard Clean pizza boxes
Benefits to Recycling Extends the life of the landfill Conserves natural resources Saves energy Helps prevent littering Creates jobs
Where does the recycling go? Rumpke Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Located in St. Bernard Largest single stream facility in Ohio One of the largest in Midwest 102,000 tons a year and we want more…
Single Stream Technology Everything can go in one bin We separate the material More efficient
What happens to this material? We process it We sell it New products are created
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