Today marked a special day for a new Jasper business.

Monster Recycling, which is owned by Paul Voegerl Jr among others, held an official ribbon cutting for its facility. The business is located in one of the former Jasper Wood Products buildings. Voegerl Jr and his dad, Paul Voegerl Sr, purchased the former Jasper Wood Products property late last year for 30 thousand dollars.

Voegerl Jr says business has been going well since the business held its soft opening about a month ago:

Several government officials were in attendance at this event, including Indiana Representatives Mark Messmer and Lloyd Arnold. Arnold, who represents Indiana’s 74th House District, says the new business will be good for recycling across the area:

Arnold says he would like to see efforts such as this one continue. He says a business like this could be useful for all area counties, not just Dubois County:

The new facility is a drive-thru recycling center where people can drive in, have items unloaded from their cars by Monster Recycling employees, and drive back out again. Voegerl Jr, says the workforce at Monster will consist largely of military veterans.

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

The new facility is 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.