Kettering switches to new trash hauler

Kettering city officials have approved a five-year contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling for residential refuse and recycling services that will officially start at the beginning of July.
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Kettering city officials have approved a five-year contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling for residential refuse and recycling services that will officially start at the beginning of July.

The city of Kettering is switching trash haulers for residents later this year.

Kettering approved a five-year contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling for residential refuse and recycling services that will begin July 1.

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The new contract with Rumpke will include refuse, trash and recycling services for one, two and three residential units in the city of Kettering.

The change will require zero preparation from Kettering residents, according to city spokeswoman Mary Azbill.

She noted that in July, residents will automatically be enrolled with Rumpke. The company will deliver new recycling and trash carts that are the same size as residents’ current receptacles.

Waste Management will, in turn, remove their recycling and trash carts. Refuse and recycling collection days will remain the same; however, pickup times may change.

“We are excited to work with Rumpke. Providing quality, cost-effective service to our residents is our ultimate goal and Rumpke understands our mission,” said Assistant City Manager Steve Bergstresser. “We have been developing the transition plan with care to ensure our residents enjoy a smooth changeover. We will keep our residents updated throughout the process.”

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Region Vice President Jake Rumpke said the company is equipped with new trucks and plenty of staff to meet Kettering’s needs.

Weekly refuse and recycling collection service levels will remain the same including: regular curbside automated service, subscription house-side service and income-eligible senior rate service.

“Our family-owned company appreciates the opportunity to provide excellent service for Kettering,” said Jake Rumpke, Region Vice President. “We are also grateful for the assistance of Kettering officials. Together, we are working to ensure a seamless transition for residents. We look forward to serving this community for years to come.”

Rumpke is a family-owned waste and recycling firm headquartered in Cincinnati with local operations in Dayton. More than 450 municipalities contract with Rumpke and millions of residential and commercial customers throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

The 87-year old firm ranks among the largest waste haulers in the country, employing 3,200 people, operating 14 landfills and 11 recycling facilities including a material recovery facility and a one of a kind glass processing facility both in Dayton.

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Detailed information about Kettering’s new five-year contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling will be sent ouyt to residents in the coming months. At this time, residents should be aware of the following:

1) Rumpke will begin serving residents July 1.

2) Residents do not need to re-register to continue their current service level.

3) Rumpke will deliver new recycling and trash carts that are the same size as residents’ current receptacles. Waste Management will, in turn, remove their recycling and trash carts.

4) Refuse and recycle collection days will remain the same, and pickup times may change.

5) Rumpke will provide customer service representatives specially trained to assist Kettering residents.