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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Great News for Recyclers: Rumpke Now Accepting Plastic Tubs


Butter tubs, cottage cheese and yogurt containers, fruit cups all added to the list of recyclables now accepted by Rumpke.

by Robin Gee

Rumpke has announced its recycling bins are "about to get tubby" with the acceptance of plastic food tubs. This expansion means the company is now taking those tubs for yogurt, butter, cottage cheese and fruit cups.

The company has secured long-term contracts with regional end-users, allowing it to add this type of plastic to its list of acceptable items for recycling. The company has also received a grant from The Recycling Partnership that will help cover the cost of new robotic technology that will make sorting and other recycling processes more efficient.

The list of items you can recycle through Rumpke now include:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs (butter, sour cream, cottage cheese tubs as well as yogurt and fruit cups)
  • Cartons (juice, milk, broth, etc., not egg)
  • Glass bottles and jars (any color)
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Paper, paper board (cereal boxes, 12-pack containers, mail, etc.), and cardboard

Clean, empty and dry containers should be placed directly in recycling bins; do not put them in plastic bags; just toss them in loose. Also, put the lid or cap back on your item.

Larger recycling bins are available through Rumpke for free. To get a larger bin or for more information, go to the Rumpke website or call (800) 828-8171.

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