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Curbside Recycling

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When the City of Columbus signed a 5-year, 45 million dollar contract with Rumpke for curbside collection of yard waste and recyclables in March, City Council members urged officials to try and find ways to lower those costs.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a contract with Rumpke to collect recyclables and yard waste over the next five years.

More Columbus residents will be able to recycle for free next year.

The City of Columbus is expanding its free curbside recycling program to some area businesses.

Columbus' curbside recycling program saved the city 1.2 million dollars in landfill tipping fees through the end of May.

Columbus city officials say a growing number of residents are using the free curbside recycling program.