A new business is now open in a familiar place to most Jasper residents.

Monster Recycling of Indiana incorporated, a new indoor drive-thru recycling facility, opened its doors for its first day of business yesterday in one of the former Jasper Wood Products buildings. The new business is owned by Paul Voegerl jr. Voegerl jr, along with his father, Paul Voegerl sr, purchased the former Jasper Wood Products property from Dubois County for 30 thousand dollars just over a year ago.

Voegerl jr says the idea was born out of a project that his dad was doing:

As mentioned a moment ago, the new facility will be a drive-thru facility. Customers using the facility will be able to pull into the building through a tall entrance along Vine Street where staff will be available to help unload items for recycling. After staff members help with unloading a vehicle, the customer can then drive out of an exit door and loop back to the exit on Vine Street.

Voegerl jr. says the drive thru concept should eliminate some of the problems that would come with a regular recycling facility:

Tires and computer monitors are also among the items accepted at the new facility. Voegerl jr says there is no fee for computer monitors while tires will cost between 1 and 5 dollars.

The new facility will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Appointments can also be made. You can contact Monster Recycling of Indiana by phone at 812-827-9560.

A formal grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business is set to take place on Friday, November 1st at 10 am.