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The average American generates nearly one ton of trash each year. You can greatly reduce the waste you place at the curb weekly by participating in curbside recycling. Additionally, recycling saves natural resources, electricity and landfill space, while creating jobs.

Rumpke makes recycling as easy as trash disposal with curbside collection. Just add any acceptable items to your recycling bin or cart and place at the curb on your scheduled service day. No need to separate recyclables by type – we handle that at the recycling facility.

Recyclable Items

Acceptable materials may vary slightly in some locations, residents can typically recycle the following:

  • Glass bottles & jars (all colors)
  • Steel cans
  • Aluminum cans and cups 
  • Plastic bottles (empty, crush, reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles
  • Plastic tubs*: Containers for butter, sour cream cottage cheese, yogurt, Jello and fruit slices would fall into the tub category. Plastic lids should be reattached prior to recycling. Film or foil lids should be discarded. 
  • Plastic Cups* (remove/discard straw, reattach lid): Fast food beverage cups – colored party cups are not accepted. 
  • Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs
  • Paper cups (remove/discard lids, straws and stoppers): Fast food beverage cups, coffee cups, Dixie cups
  • Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth and other cartons.

Download a flyer with the list of acceptable items.

Recycling FAQs

Recycling regulations vary across states, cities and municipalities. Rumpke is on the front-lines of the movement and committed to improving recycling rates with our single stream recycling process. We have made significant investments to make recycling available for residents and business throughout our service territory.

Rumpke currently offers recycling services in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.

Glass comes in many shapes and sizes. Rumpke accepts glass bottles and jars in our recycling programs.

Many items made of glass melt at different temperatures by chemical design and cannot be recycled in a single stream system. Non-recyclable glass includes glass objects, window glass, and drinking glasses.

Please refer to Rumpke’s list of acceptable items for recycling. You can typically recycle the following items:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans and lids
  • Paperboard (like cereal boxes)
  • Cardboard
  • Office paper
  • Envelopes and junk mail
  • Newspapers, magazines and inserts
  • Telephone books and catalogs
  • Cartons

Choosing Rumpke to provide residential recycling pickup means you’ll get much more than just that one service. Rumpke offers many value-added services. We’re equipped to handle regular garbage pickup, recyclables, and much more including yard waste, and dumpster rental.

When it comes to choosing a commercial recycling service for your business, know that we offer a full range of services to meet your needs including office trash removal and recycling, industrial waste management, haulers, and construction site waste management services.

We’re one of the most experienced and knowledgeable waste management and recycling collection companies in the industry. In everything we do, we’re committed to keeping communities clean and the environment healthy.

We use the most responsible and innovative practices for our customers, whether you are a homeowner or a business seeking commercial recycling services. We have nearly 100 years of experience and know-how in the waste and recycling business, which means we know what it takes to create cleaner and greener communities.

If you want to learn more about what we can do for you or if you’re ready to request service, contact us to learn about our competitive collection costs.

Rumpke offers curbside recycling and public recycling drop boxes throughout its service region.

Learn About Our Processes

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Make Your Recycling Count

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