Rumpke: Some routes experiencing delays in recycling pickup due to staffing shortages

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A spokesperson for Rumpke said that some routes in Cincinnati may experience delays in having recycling picked up due to a "perfect storm" of staffing shortages.

Molly Broadwater, corporate communications spokesperson for Rumpke, told the Enquirer Thursday that a mixture of planned vacations, ongoing employee shortages and illness among staff will lead to a delay in some recycling routes throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Broadwater also said that an increase in recycled materials – about 25% each year after the Christmas holiday – adds to delay times.

"We are encouraging residents to continue placing material on the curb and we are trying to get to it as quickly as we possibly can, we might just see a delay before we can get to it," Broadwater said.

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Broadwater also encouraged residents that with the increase in recycling materials, it's important to make sure the correct materials are making it into the recycling piles.

According to Rumpke's website, acceptable recycled materials include glass bottles, pizza boxes free of food debris and plastic tubs such as containers for butter and yogurt.

Broadwater added that plastic bags are not recyclable.

A full list of recyclable materials can be found here.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Rumpke: Some recycling routes in Cincinnati experiencing delays

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