Council rejects recycling contract extension

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by KVUE News

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Posted on March 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

The Austin City Council Thursday rejected a proposal to extend its recycling contract with Greenstar through September 2011.

Instead, council members want to look at proposals from other companies to partner with or build a recycling plant here.

Currently, Austin's recycling is trucked to San Antonio.

When the city began its single stream recycling program two years ago, it was supposed to make money, but the city has lost more than $2 million because of the cost of hauling recycled materials to the Alamo City.

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