More Plastic Items Accepted for Rumpke Recycling

Residents can now toss yogurt containers, fruit cups, butter tubs, sour cream tubs, cottage cheese tubs and whipped topping tubs in recycling carts with other bottles, cans, cardboard, cartons and paper. Also, recyclers can also take advantage of this expanded option at the township’s 24/7 recycling center at 7954 Beechmont Ave. (behind the Beechmont Fire Station). 

“As a leader in recycling, Rumpke recycles more than one billion pounds of material annually,” said Steve Sargent, Rumpke’s director of recycling. “There has been a lot of recent innovations in plastic recycling that are allowing for this expansion of our acceptable items list.” 

Rumpke has secured long-term contracts with stable, regional end users for this material that will convert the material into new plastic containers. Currently, 95 percent of Rumpke’s collected recyclables go to domestic end users, with the vast majority in Ohio and the Midwest. 

Also driving the change is a grant from The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, which  is aiding Rumpke with  installation of additional recycling equipment.  This will  better help sort tubs from other recyclables and with educating customers about the new acceptable items. 

Rumpke customers can recycle the following items: 

•        Plastic bottles, jugs and tubs (butter, sour cream, cottage cheese tubs as well as yogurt and fruit and yogurt cups)

•        Cartons

•        Glass bottles and jars (any color)

•        Aluminum and steel cans

•        Paper, paper board (cereal boxes, 12-pack containers, mail, etc.) and cardboard 

All items should be clean, empty and placed in recycling containers loose to ensure they can be properly sorted and recycled. For more information on recycling, visit or