Columbus Council Looks at New Recycling Options Monday

COLUMBUS – The City of Columbus Council members will be considering several new recycling options, after the contract was ended with Shred Monster.

Shred Monster ended their city service agreement on November 30th, which allowed residents to drop-off recycling.

The city is looking at multiple options at new ways to provide the service to Columbus residents.

A contract with Waste Connection could run the city roughly $6,000 to $8,000 a year to operate a city owned site, says city documents.

A contract with Green Fiber of Norfolk, for paper and cardboard, and Alters Metals, for aluminum and tin cans, is estimated at a cost of $2,700 a month, says city documents.

The city could also advertise for potential private contracts, as well, says documents.

City documents say the contract signed with Shred Monster cost the city $5,000 per month, and $60,000 a year. The city also says a landfill option would cost the city $20,000 a year.

The council will discuss the topic more, Monday night at the first regular city council meeting of December.