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River Metals Recycling Offers Incentives for 9th District

Wednesday November 20, 2013

Louisville – Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) is announcing an opportunity for 9th District Residents to get green for going green.  River Metals Recycling (RMR) and the 9th District Green Triangle are partnering to offer incentives for 9th District residents to recycle metal from December 2 - 7, which corresponds with junk pick up in the District.

“This is the fifth incentive event that River Metals Recycling has offered to 9th District residents,” said Ward-Pugh, “River Metals Recycling is a great partner and we hope that this event encourages people to recycle metal items instead of throwing them out with junk pick up.”

To receive the incentive, residents should print out the coupon attached to the District 9 eNews, and bring it to River Metals Recycling at 2045 River Road from December 2 - 7.  The coupon entitles residents to $10 per ton extra for sheet metal/appliances and 5 cents per pound extra for aluminum cans, copper, brass or other nonferrous metal.

Typically, people only think about the aluminum or tin cans they put in their green recycling containers when it comes to recycling.  

Here's a quick list of some of the metal that RMR accepts:

  • Appliances including stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers and air conditioners
  • Cast iron patio furniture and outdoor railing
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum cans, pots, pans, siding, gutters, downspouts,   wire, wheels
  • Christmas lights
  • Copper plumbing pipes, valves, connections, tubing
  • Brass fixtures, lamps and decorative items
  • Lead 
  • Zinc
  • Assorted alloys 

According to Neal Coulardot, General Manager at River Metals Recycling, “We make it easy to recycle metal at our environmentally sound facility.  We are proud to partner with Green Triangle and offer community members a great way to make money recycling metal, while helping to preserve and protect our environment.” 

RMR’s River Road metal recycling facility offers the general public metal recycling that is fast, friendly, and makes it easy to “go green”. 

Before throwing some old metal items in the trashcan, consider taking them to River Metals Recycling.  RMR is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 – 4:00, and Saturday from 7:30 – noon.  The phone number is (502) 585-5331.

For more information on the incentive event, or for 9th District residents to receive a coupon, please contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109. ….

About River Metals Recycling:  

RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, KY and has nearly 300 employees. River Metals Recycling operates nine recycling facilities across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.   RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ).  Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services.  DJJ is part of Nucor Corporation’s family of companies.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. 

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9