Fort Wright Trash/Recylcing
Neighborhood Pickup Schedule
Old Fort Wright, South Hills Neighborhoods - Tuesdays
Includes the following streets, this is not a complete list: Kennedy, Rosa, East & West Crittenden, East & West Henry Clay, Edna, Kentucky, Lorup, Olivia, Werner, Cumberland, Basswood, Fayette, Ridgemont, Upland, Emery, St. Anthony Marcella, Kyles Lane from Dixie to and including Old Highland-1400-1600 blocks.
Lookout Heights Neighborhoods - Thursdays
Includes the following streets, this is not a complete list: Park, Redwood, Hazelwood, Birchwood, Lookout Heights, Don Martin, Fort Henry, Pickett, General, Morris, Glazier, Barrington, Vidot, St. Agnes, Dixie Highway, Amsterdam.
Monticello Heights & KY 17 Neighborhoods - Fridays
Includes the following streets, this is not a complete list: Mt. Vernon, Monticello, Beaumont, Montpelier, Ashlawn, Beacon Hill, Farrell, Fincastle, Castle Hill, Cloverfield, KY 17 & Old KY 17, Stonewell Trails, Parkside, Old Kyles, Valley, Lakeview, Electric.
Pinehurst - Edgewood Schedule, Tuesdays & Saturdays
Recycling - What Can You Recycle - FAQS
Commonly acceptable paper materials include:
- White ledger paper: computer, copy machine and typewriter paper; white ledger pads, adding machine tape
- News Quality Papers: newspaper, phonebooks, wide-lined news print
- Folders: manila, colored and coated folders
- Mail: letters, brochures, advertisements, magazines
- Correspondence: legal pad paper, colored paper and message sheets, self adhesive notes, index cards, fax paper
- Envelopes: with or without windows, with labels, colored and coated
- Computer paper
- Brown Papers: brown envelopes, brown grocery bags, cereal boxes, beverage carrier boxes, and clean pizza boxes (without grease)
- Cardboard Boxes: broken down into 3 feet by 3 feet sections
Unacceptable paper materials:
- Text Books: the glue binding contaminates the paper
- Candy Wrappers: candy and sugars contaminate the paper
- Dirty plates, cups and napkins: these items have food particles contaminating the paper
- Facial tissue and paper towels: these items are contaminated
Rumpke Recycling accepts plastic bottles in its residential recycling programs. The bottle must have a small mouth with a base wider than the mouth.
Typical bottles include milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles. Plastic bottle lids are accepted if screwed back on the empty bottle.
Any plastic not in the shape of a bottle is not acceptable in Rumpke Recycling's residential programs, such as:
- Plastic bags (i.e. grocery bags)
- VHS tapes
- Butter tubs or whipped topping tubs
- Plastic plates, cups and utensils
- Food trays, like the ones from frozen meals
- Toys or plastic wrappers/packaging
- Film containers
- Oil jugs
- Medical sharps or medical waste
(Do not place medical sharps or medical waste inside of recyclables. For example, plastic containers being used to dispose of sharps should be placed in the garbage only and are not recyclable. They may place employees who are sorting the material at risk of serious injury.)
BEVERAGE AND FOOD CANS
Commonly acceptable metals include:
- Aluminum cans: beverage and food cans.
- Steel cans: soup, food and aerosol cans.
- Scrap metal (except at Rumpke Recycling buy-back centers)
- Pots and pans
- Coat hangers
- Paint cans
Commonly acceptable glass:
- Glass bottles and jars: clear, brown, blue and green.
Please rinse and remove lids.
- Window glass
- Drinking glasses
- Fish tanks
- Light bulbs
Due to breakage with glass bottles, this material has historically been a challenge for recycling companies. Recently, Rumpke Recycling constructed a facility in Dayton, Ohio to process mixed broken cullet (glass) suitable for use in the fiberglass industry. Rumpke Recycling received funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for this project, which has produced very successful results.
In addition to this process, Rumpke Recycling also processes glass by color and ships to end users in the re-manufacture of glass bottles. Rumpke Recycling continues to incorporate innovative recycling programs to provide the most cost-effective method of processing and shipping recyclable materials to end users.
Other plastics, such as butter tubs and plastic food trays, are manufactured through a process called "injection molding." These plastics are not accepted in Rumpke Recycling's residential programs.
What should I do with plastic bags, such as grocery bags?
Rumpke Recycling encourages residents to return plastic bags to the stores that used them. Nearly all major retail chains have collection bins for the plastic bags.
Rumpke Recycling offers segregated collection programs for all types of film plastic generated by commercial and industrial organizations.
Are photographs accepted in Rumpke Recycling's residential programs?
No. Rumpke Recycling's paper buyers request photographs NOT be included in our material due to water resistant chemicals used in some photographs. This does not pulp properly in water during the manufacturing process.