City Council formally approves Cox Sanitation agreement

Cox Sanitation will soon be providing a reycling option for Sigourney residents.

Sigourney, Iowa- The Sigourney City Council placed some finality in regards to an issue that has been dogging the city for some time at their February 6 meeting. The council, on a 4-0 vote, formally approved a recycling agreement with Cox Sanitation, of North English. The agreement will provide a more permanent recycling option for residents, after the state of recycling services for the City was left in limbo in December, when First Resources Corporation informed the city they would be no longer able to service the city for free.

At the January 16 City Council meeting, the issue was hashed out, with Mayor Doug Glandon explaining the options the City could take. At that time, Glandon said there was one option the City was leaning towards, and that option is the one the council approved Wednesday evening, with one notable change.

Glandon said on January 16 that Cox Sanitation could place a recycling bin for cardboard in Sigourney, with the city placing a bin for other recyclables. The City would then take the bins up to Cox Sanitation for disposal. Glandon said at that time that the cost to the city would be $100 a week, plus City incurred labor costs. While drafting the formal agreement, Cox clarified that the actual charge to the city would be $100 each month, resulting in a significant decrease in costs for the program.

For more on this story and others, catch the February 13 edition of the News-Review.