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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

County approves new recycling contract

Cottonwood County will have a new recycling provider, beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners approved the low bid from Hometown Sanitation to provide recycling service to the county.

The five-year contract will be at a cost of $199,000 annually.

Mike Johnson from Hometown noted the company hopes to have recycling containers to all homes in the county by Jan. 1, but added supply-chain issues mean the company has limited inventory on hand.

Johnson told the board he ideally would have liked the contract to run beginning April 1, expressing confidence the recycling containers would be available by then.

“We will do what we can to have as many people with carts right away,” Johnson told the board. “If everyone doesn’t have a cart by Jan. 1, we’ll get through it. Ultimately, the county will see a significant savings.”

Commissioner Kevin Stevens said that, ultimately, the board’s responsibility to the taxpayers was to go with the lowest bid, which the board unanimously approved.

More from Tuesday’s commissioners meeting appears in the Sept. 7 print and e-editions of the Citizen.

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