Rumpke says it will build a 32-million dollar recycling center in Saint Bernard to replace its former facility destroyed by fire last year.
In a release the company says the facility will be 85-thousand square feet and will create one of the largest and most technologically advanced residential recycling systems in the U.S. It will be capable of sorting up to 55 tons of material every hour, more than doubling the capabilities of the previous system.
Rumpke estimates the new facility will bring about 100 new jobs to St. Bernard.
Daniel Meek is the program director for the non-profit Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, which works to recycle old computers into working, viable products for use by schools and other non-profits. As their mission statement points out, the organization would like to improve the student-to-computer ratio in order to better prepare students for higher education and careers. Daniel Meek came by our studios to talk with Mark Perzel about Cincinnati Computer Cooperative and how businesses and individuals can be part of their effort.