Rumpke offering customers countywide recycling

Rumpke Waste & Recycling will offer curbside recycling for its customers throughout Jackson County starting June 1.

Residents receive every-other-week collection and a 65-gallon cart for $5 a month, according to a news release from Jonathan Kissell, Rumpke communications manager. Residents must use Rumpke trash service to receive curbside recycling.

Residents may order service by contacting Rumpke at 800-678-6753 or southern.market@rumpke.com

Accepted items for recycling include:

  • Cardboard boxes and 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

Unacceptable item that pose safety risks for employees and damage sorting equipment include:

  • 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