stars-storyWELLSTON, Ohio — Residents in Gallia, Jackson, Meigs and Vinton counties recycled nearly 1.2 million pounds from January through June 2014 in their new drop-box recycling program.

The recycling program is provided through a partnership between Rumpke and the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Solid Waste Management District (GJMV). It began in January 2014 and includes 30 sites and 48 containers placed throughout the four counties.

The program allows residents to bring mixed recyclables to a recycling site of their choice, and combine all acceptable items in Rumpke’s container – no separation required. Acceptable items include plastic bottles and jugs, glass bottles and jars, cartons, metal cans, paper and cardboard.

Advanced equipment and technology are used to sort the items by type at one of Rumpke’s recycling facilities. The recycled material is used to create a variety of new products.
Rumpke is a family-owned business with a regional operation in Ironton, Ohio. The company partners with solid waste districts, communities and businesses throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to offer recycling services. Rumpke has nearly 2,600 employees. Annually, Rumpke recycles more than 700 million pounds of materials. For more information, visit

Contact the GJMV office for recycling locations and program details or visit