LOCKPORT – The Town of Lockport will buy 5,400 wheeled recycling totes in preparation for the start of its new biweekly recycling program Jan. 1.
The Town Board decided earlier this month to buy the totes from Rehrig Pacific Co. of Los Angeles, using bid prices obtained last year by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Town Clerk Nancy Brooks said the town will spend $276,723 on totes: 1,620 65-gallon models at $47.15 each, and 3,780 95-gallon totes at $53 each. The proportions were determined by a postcard survey of town residents in May, asking their preferences.
Waste Management will continue to be the town’s garbage and recycling hauler. It was awarded a new three-year contract with two three-year renewal options, with a starting price of $162.24 per unit, for an annual total of $911,464.
In other purchases, the Town Board agreed to buy a dump truck with a snow plow attachment for $212,690 from Fleet Maintenance of West Seneca. Sewer Specialty Services Co. of Leicester was awarded a $38,800 contract to assess the condition of sanitary sewers on Royal Parkway.
The board also asked the state Department of Transportation to conduct a speed limit and intersection study on the entire length of Sunset Drive, a heavily traveled, hilly road that leads to the General Motors Components plant at Sunset Drive and Upper Mountain Road.