Rumpke breaks ground on $7 million local facility

We are excited to be making this seven million dollar investment right here in Darke County ... Jeff Rumpke

Rumpke new Darke County facility groundbreaking. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Rumpke Waste & Recycling located at 5474 Jaysville-St. Johns Road, Greenville hosted a Thursday morning ground-breaking for the company’s new 7 million dollar hauling and maintenance garage.

“I am super excited about this project,” said Jeff Rumpke, Area president. “Our people have been working in Greenville and doing a great job for us. It’s an excellent location for our company. We are proud to be here and I am excited that we have the opportunity now to upgrade our facility, upgrade the working lives for our people and put us into a position to grow.”

Jeff Rumpke, Rumpke Area President shares update on new Darke County facility. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Rumpke Waste & Recycling came to Greenville in 1989 and have outgrown the current facility.

“The building we operate out of now were designed as it was in 1989 and today trucks are bigger, we have more trucks and we need to upgrade our facilities,” Rumpke stated. “This is a great opportunity to do that.”

Rumpke shared the company’s mission statement. “To deliver exceptional waste and recycling solutions to our customers and communities through a commitment of safety, service, the environment, and the growth of our people.”

Rumpke groundbreaking, Rumpke employees. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We are making large investments across the company to help us meet our mission and we are excited to be making this seven million dollar investment right here in Darke County, Ohio,” Rumpke stated.

The Rumpke team built the current transfer station serving Darke County and the surrounding region with access to cost-effective environmentally sound trash disposal.

“This transfer station we currently have has allowed us to grow our business and make service offerings to our customers including recycling services,” Rumpke noted. “We hope this building puts us in a position where we are an employer of choice.”

(L-R) Barney Rumpke, Steve Rumpke and Jeff Rumpke. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Rumpke shared that the company is excited to be adding to its facility in Darke County while using local businesses and workers for the construction of the local project.

“We appreciate the relationships we have with the different communities in the area,” said Rumpke. “We are thrilled we can partner with a local team in Arcon Builders who has the same values we have as a company.”

Rumpke groundbreaking, Arcon Builders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Rumpke’s move to make a 7 million dollar investment in Darke County alone is enough to celebrate,” Arcon’s Alex Shellabarger said. “They proceeded to stay local and hire Arcon and we were able to turn around and hire six in-county subcontractors to a tune of 1.7 million dollars in contracts.”

“We want to congratulate all of you,” said Darke County Commissioner Marshall Combs. “We are happy you are hiring local people and local businesses. There are a lot of things Americans take for granted and the amount of waste we have and recycling that is needed requires massive action and modern technology. so I thank you for employing everybody locally. We are happy to have you here.”

Rumpke Groundbreaking (L-R) Jeff Rumpke, Rumpke Area President and Darke County Commissioner Marshall Combs. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I want to thank the Rumpke’s for this groundbreaking, for this wonderful facility that is going to be here,” Greenville Mayor Jeff Whitaker stated. “It is going to add a lot to the community and it is great to call West Central Ohio, our home and yours. I am very pleased with the service Rumpke has provided me personally and I know they do likewise for the entire area.”

Steve Rumpke came to Greenville 41 years ago from Cincinnati when the company first came to Darke County and continues as the local route manager.

“I’ve been here for 41 years and I call this my home,” Steve said. “I have been living here for 41 years so I consider this my home.”