GREENVILLE — Thank you notes, small gifts and free lunch are just some of the ways the local Darke County community has shown team members at Rumpke Waste & Recycling how much they appreciate their efforts to keep businesses and neighborhoods clean and green during the pandemic.
“The outpouring of support, we continue to see is heartwarming,” said Rumpke Region Manager Noel Moomey. “It is almost a daily occurrence that a driver comes in with a care package from a customer or a thank you note.”
Moomey mentioned that the team was especially appreciative of businesses providing lunch for the team. The Greenville Domino’s location provided pizza, as part of the pizza chain’s Feed the Need campaign. Earlier in the month, Tribute Funeral Home partnered with BMF Fitness in Greenville to purchase pizza, chips and water for Rumpke drivers.
“We perform an essential service,” Moomey said. “Proper trash collection is vital to protecting human health. Our team is on the front lines working to keep our customers safe, and it feels really good to be appreciated for our important role we play in society.”
Moomey added that customers can help keep Rumpke employees safe by following a few simple precautions.
Bag all trash – even if it is being placed in a trash can.
Keep recycling loose. Don’t put recycling in a plastic bag, and only put items on Rumpke’s acceptable items list in your recycling container.
Place trash and recycling at the curb the night before scheduled collection.
Don’t place batteries, tires, liquids, flammable items or household hazardous waste in trash or recycling containers.
Properly dispose of medical sharps by placing in a rigid plastic container, taped shut, clearly labeled sharps and placed into trash.
Properly prepare large items for collection by removing Freon from appliances and wrapping mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture in plastic.
If you have excess trash from spring cleanups, consider taking it directly to the transfer station or renting a Rumpke open top dumpster.
Rumpke has been a part of the Darke County business community since 1989. Its transfer station and hauling operation is located at 5474 Jaysville St John Rd. About 100 individuals work at that site.