USA: Rumpke to Build new Recycling Facility in Ohio

In February, the American company Rumpke Waste & Recycling broke ground on its recycling campus and shared updates for the new facility in Columbus (Ohio).

Andrew Rumpke, Columbus Area President of the company, announced that its initial 50 million US-Dollar private investment to build the new recycling campus has increased to more than 90 million US-Dollar. “We have strategically designed our new facility to serve the long-term recycling needs of Columbus and the region’s residents and local governments, as well as the growing recycling demands of the commercial and industrial business growth in central Ohio,” he said in a report of the company.

According to Rumpke Waste & Recycling, the new 223,000-square-foot facility, expected to be operational in 2024, would be the largest of its kind in North America. It is planned that it will have the capability to process 250,000 tons of material from 40 Ohio counties per year, 100,000 tons more than Rumpke’s current plant. The new facility “will contain the newest technology to keep all materials inside one building, including state-of-the-art optical scanners, equipment enhanced with artificial intelligence, and a sampling station, offering a quick (within a couple of hours) glimpse of material composition to help identify recycling opportunities and challenges for communities and businesses.”

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2023, Page 49)