Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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July 2, 2013

Reasons to recycle outweigh reasons not to

Almost half of Batesville's residents take the time now

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“Residents often toss medical sharps (syringes) in their recycling containers. This could injure drivers or recycling plant employees.”

She points out potentially flammable items put in bins could start truck or facility blazes. “A flammable item was likely the cause of the fire that destroyed our Cincinnati recycling center.”

The trucks that collect recyclables here start and end their days at Rumpke’s offices in Colerain Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. For its vast trash and recycling operations, the company employs nearly 2,400 from the Tristate.

Trucks transport Batesville materials to a transfer station in Cincinnati. Recyclables are weighed, off-loaded and reloaded onto transfer trailers to be transported to Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, recycling centers. According to her, “This is only temporary,” while the Cincinnati facility is rebuilt. Once it opens, local recyclables will go directly to that center, which will be “one of the largest and technologically advanced residential recycling systems in the United States, capable of sorting more than 50 tons of material per hour.”

The recyclables are loaded into a drum feeder and travel through a series of machines to separate the material by type during the single-stream process. Broadwater suggests, “To see how we do this, visit www.RumpkeCleanAndGreen.com and watch our recycling videos.”

Separated materials are then shipped to different regional and global manufacturers to be turned into new products. The coordinator explains that plastic bottles can become irrigation pipes, carpet and strapping tape; glass items end up as fiberglass insulation and glass containers; cardboard, paperboard and paper are made into other paper products; aluminum cans become new cans; and steel cans are transformed into fresh products.

Recycling has many benefits. It saves natural resources, such as oil, which is used to make plastic; iron ore, which is needed to manufacture steel; bauxite, which is required to make aluminum; and trees, which are needed for paper, Broadwater says. “Recycling also saves energy as it takes less energy to make a product from recycled material than it does to make the same product from virgin products.”

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