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December 10, 2014

Cheers to 10 Years: Dayton Glass Recycling Plant Marks a Milestone

Ten years have passed since Rumpke first opened a unique facility to recycle glass. Since then, 190,000 tons of glass have been diverted from landfills and recycled into fiberglass insulation and glass containers.

October 24, 2014

Trim the Tree (And the Trash): 10 Tips to Reduce Waste During the Holidays

Did you know trash and recycling volumes increase by as much as 25 percent during the holiday season?

October 10, 2014

Pin Your Bin Rumpke Recycling Contest

Show us your recycling! Help us celebrate America Recycles Day and you could win the Rumpke prize pack.

Rumpke Grows Natural Gas Fleet

Did you know 15 of Rumpke’s collection trucks are fueled by garbage? Rumpke continues to replace older, diesel trucks with newer models powered by natural gas produced from the landfill.

PrintIn 2011, 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) Rumpke trucks hit the street—trucks that are fueled by natural gas produced at Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township, Ohio. The trucks were part of $3.1 million pilot project with Clean Fuels Ohio that included purchasing the trucks and constructing a slow-fill, compressed natural gas fueling station.

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The CNG trucks not only offer another use for landfill gas, but also a 21-26 percent reduction in greenhouse gases.

Using one of the world’s largest landfill gas energy recovery systems, Rumpke removes methane from Rumpke Sanitary Landfill and converts it into natural gas for up to 25,000 homes. Although, the gas is not directly piped to Rumpke’s new CNG filling station, the station is one of the first hits on Duke Energy Corp.’s lines running from the landfill gas recovery system,
making it possible for garbage trucks to run on the tri-state’s garbage. In the future the gas lines will travel directly from the landfill gas recovery plants to the filling stations.

Rumpke is monitoring fuel economy, reliability, dealer support and driver and mechanic feedback to determine if this system offers a useable and efficient fuel alternative.

According to Natural Gas Vehicles for America there are about 1,000 natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling stations in the United States and about half of them are open to the public. In the United States, about 30 different manufacturers produce 100 models of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles and engines.

Contact Rumpke Corporate Communications for more information on this subject.

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