Columbus City Council Votes to Extend Recycling Contract with Shred Monster, Without Glass

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Columbus residents will soon have to find another way to recycle their glass products.

The Columbus City Council voted unanimously this week to extend the recycling contract with Shred Monster for $5,000 per month, allowing residents to continue to drop off recyclable items at their location on 4930 Howard Blvd.

But, the new contract will not allow glass products to be recycled with the company, with council members saying the costs were just too great for the city.

The previous contract that was made last year included glass, with the city paying $5,500 per month. That contract will expire at the end of the September.

Shred Monster had been offering free residential recycling since 2012, but the lowering resale value of recyclable materials no longer allowed the company to make a profit.

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