WELLSTON — Residents in Gallia, Jackson, Meigs and Vinton counties recycled more than 330,000 pounds in the first month of its new drop-off recycling program.
The new recycling program is provided through a partnership between Rumpke and the Gallia-Jackson-Vinton-Meigs Solid Waste Management District. It began last month with 30 sites and 47 containers placed throughout the four counties.
“Partnering with Rumpke allows us to offer easy and convenient recycling to residents,” GJMV SWMD Executive Director Terri Marchi said. “It is a solution for increasing recycling.”
In Rumpke’s program, residents bring mixed recyclables to a recycling site of their choice, and combine all acceptable items in Rumpke’s container — no separation required.
Advanced equipment and technology are used to sort the items by type at Rumpke’s Columbus Recycling Facility. The recycled material is used to create a variety of new products.
“We are proud to partner with the district so residents can recycle more and trash less” Rumpke Municipal Representative Nick Rupert said.
Rumpke is a family-owned business with a regional operation in Wellston. The company partners with solid waste districts, communities and businesses throughout Ohio to offer recycling services.
Contact the GJMV office for recycling locations and program details, or visit www.gjmvrecycle.com.