Could it be? Keokuk County Supervisors near recycling agreement

SIGOURNEY- After a nearly year-long process that has seen multiple twists and turns, the Keokuk County Supervisors, by majority consensus, appear to have come to a tentative agreement with Cox Sanitation to operate the Keokuk County Recycling facility. Formal approval must come at a later date for the agreement to become official, however, as the Supervisors work to separate from any prior commitments to Waste Management, who currently operate the Keokuk County Recycling facility.

At the June 3 Keokuk County Supervisors meeting, Keya Cox, of Cox Sanitation, met with the board and expressed her desire that if Cox Sanitation were to be awarded contract to operate the facility, the Keokuk County center would be maintained similar to Cox Sanitation’s North English operation. One potential problem talked about at that meeting was removing the current restriction that only rural residents use the facility, and instead open it up to anyone and everyone being able to use the facility, with a 10 cent per pound user fee on garbage.

At Monday’s meeting, the board spent much of the time set aside to review proposals with Cox Sanitation, hammering out final details of an agreement. Under the proposal by Cox Sanitation, the County would pay Cox Sanitation $2,500, as well as additional hauling and disposal fees. Between those fees, Supervisor Mike Hadley estimated that it would cost $6,500 a month for Cox Sanitation to assume control of the facility.

For more on thist story and others, catch the June 12 edition of the News-Review.