• Rumpke Colerain Township Landfill

     

    Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. is one of America's largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms. Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, Rumpke is known for keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean by providing innovative waste disposal solutions and recycling options.

    Since 1986, Rumpke has recovered landfill gas to provide heat and energy for local homes and business. With excess landfill gas left over, Rumpke focused on its 1,200 fleet vehicles.

    After partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy, Rumpke purchased 10 CNG refuse collection trucks, two Ariel JGQ two throw separable reciprocating compressors, and built their own CNG filling station. By doing so, Rumpke became one of the nation’s first waste haulers to run its garbage trucks on its own trash, while also reducing their greenhouse gas emissions up to 26 percent.

    This pilot program offers another potential use for our garbage, beyond electricity generation, creating an alternative fuel option for our future.

    "As a leading hauling and waste disposal company, our customers are depending on us to research innovative and environmental methods to manage their waste efficiently," said Jay Roberts, director of engineering and environmental affairs, Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. "The CNG fuel option has the potential to drastically change our hauling operation. It presents an opportunity to use a cleaner burning fuel, which helps provide cleaner air as we perform the essential service that keeps our neighborhoods clean."

    Images:

    • Rumpke CNG Truck Fueling

    • Ariel JGQ 2

    At A Glance

    Company
    Rumpke Consolidated Companies

    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Year of Startup:
    2011

    Fuel:
    Landfill Gas

    Application:
    Landfill Gas

    Unit Description:
    Ariel JGQ/2

     

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