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Houston City Council Approves New Recycling Contract, Excludes Glass

The new contract with Waste Management is good for two years and will cost the city up to $5.76 million.

It’s a compromise after the garbage collection company asked to renegotiate the old contract with the city, because Waste Management is losing money due to low commodity prices for recyclables.

The council rejected a different contract two weeks ago that would have cost the city even more.

Council member Mike Knox, along with Greg Travis, voted against the new agreement.

Continue reading at Houston Public Radio

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