Rumpke Waste & Recycling and the Hefty ReNew™ program are giving greater Cincinnati residents and businesses an option to recycle more plastic. Hefty ReNew™ is a hard-to-recycle plastics recovery program that offers residents and businesses served by Rumpke Recycling a convenient way to divert more waste from landfills, beginning in November. program will be offered in eight counties in the tri-state area, including Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio; Dearborn County in Indiana; and Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties in Kentucky.
How does it work? People who choose to participate can purchase Hefty® ReNew® orange bags at their local Kroger store or online at Kroger.com. For additional online options, visit HeftyReNew.com. Each orange bag features a list of hard-to-recycle items that can be collected in the bag for recycling. Simply fill the bag with those items and when it’s full, tie it up and then place the bag in a Rumpke Recycling bin or public recycling drop box for collection. It’s that easy! Rumpke will then collect the recycling bins, sort each material by commodity type as it typically does, while pulling out the Hefty® ReNew® orange bags. The bags will then be sent to specialized recyclers that will use the materials to create new and useful products.
The Hefty ReNew™ program is intended to complement, but not replace, current recycling routines. Therefore, it’s important for Rumpke Recycling customers to continue putting paper, cardboard, cartons, glass and plastic bottles, tubs, cups, aluminum cans and steel cans in their Rumpke bins loose and unbagged. While bags won’t be available through retailers until November, residents in participating counties can request a free Hefty ReNew™ starter kit beginning now. Businesses can order commercial size bags directly from Rumpke.
“We’re thrilled that the Hefty ReNew™ program will now be available to residents and businesses in Greater Cincinnati, providing more people with the opportunity to make a difference in their community,” said Lynnette Hinch, Senior Marketing Director, Reynolds Consumer Products. “With counties in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky now taking part, in addition to the success we’ve seen in other participating communities, we’re that much closer to our goal of diverting the most hard-to-recycle plastics from landfills and converting them into valuable resources.”
“Rumpke continues to invest heavily in our recycling programs to ensure our customers have access to the best available technologies and can recycle the most amount of material possible,” said Jeff Snyder, Rumpke’s Director of Recycling. “The introduction of the Hefty® ReNew™ program will further help our customers with their own waste reduction efforts and help us recover even more plastic material to be converted into new and useful items.”
Developed in collaboration with Dow and other program supporters, the Hefty ReNew™ program began in 2018 and has continued to expand, reaching nearly 800,000 households with curbside recycling to date and diverting over 2,500 tons of hard-to-recycle plastics from landfills across Georgia, Idaho, Nebraska and Tennessee.