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Tonawanda plans to spend nearly $1.4 million on recycling totes

The Town of Tonawanda is taking the last steps to purchase 30,000 garbage totes at a cost of nearly $1.4 million.

A public hearing to approve a bond for the purchase will be held at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

Councilman John A. Bargnesi Jr. said these are the final steps to bring the covered recycling bins to residents. If approved, totes will be delivered to residents in September.

Bargnesi said the town was among the first to have covered totes for garbage 12 years ago, but held off on the covered recycling totes until it was able to afford them.

Highway Superintendent Tom C. Jones II, who oversees the town's Sanitation Department, said the town plans to order 25,000 65-gallon totes and 5,000 95-gallon totes at a cost of $1,365,500. Rehrig Pacific of Pennsylvania will make the totes for the town.

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