Rumpke to speed up recycling operations

ST. BERNARD, OH (FOX19) - On Thursday, Rumpke announced plans to build a $32 million, 85,000 square foot recycling center to replace its former facility destroyed by a fire in April of 2012.

The project will create one of the largest and most technologically advanced residential recycling systems in the United States, capable of sorting up to 55 tons of material every hour, more than doubling the capabilities of the previous system. In all, the system which has the potential to process up to nearly 15,000 tons of material monthly, will serve more than 4.5 million residents in Cincinnati and beyond.

The larger facility will also expand commercial glass recycling opportunities for major generators such as bars and restaurants.

Rumpke expects the site to open in late fall.

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