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Rumpke Rolls Out Curbside Recycling in Jackson County Indiana

MEDORA, Indiana - May 12, 2017 - Rumpke Waste & Recycling will offer curbside recycling throughout Jackson County, Indiana, starting June 1, 2017. 

Residents receive every-other-week collection and a 65-gallon cart for a monthly rate. Residents must use Rumpke trash service to receive curbside recycling. Residents can order service by contacting Rumpke at 1-800-678-6753 or

“We’re excited to offer curbside recycling throughout Jackson County,” said Jonathan Kissell, Rumpke communications manager. “Recycling conserves natural resources, preserves landfill space, provides raw materials for manufacturing and creates jobs.”

Accepted Items for Recycling
Recycling is easy. Mix the following items loose in the recycling cart – no bags needed – and place the cart out for collection:

  • Cardboard boxes, including clean pizza boxes
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Paperboard, like cereal boxes
  • Office paper and envelopes
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs and inserts
  • Steel cans and lids
  • Cartons for milk, broth, juice boxes and wine

Unaccepted Items
Items not listed are not accepted for recycling by Rumpke. These items pose safety risks for employees and damage sorting equipment. Please do not place these items in recycling:

  • All plastic bags, including single use grocery bags and trash bags
  • Tanglers like garden hoses, dog leashes, belts and extension cords
  • Metals like pipes, bars, cooking pots/pans and auto parts
  • Clothing, blankets and bed sheets
  • Hazardous items like batteries, needles and pressurized tanks