Hertel Avenue should look cleaner soon.
Twenty-seven new, custom-made corrals will be installed along the busy business district. Each of the black, iron corrals will hold one garbage tote and one recycling tote.
The project will help keep the area neat and clean, and it’s what business owners wanted, said Delaware District Councilman Joel P. Feroleto, who unveiled one of the corrals on Monday at the corner of Hertel and Commonwealth.
“This is fantastic for Hertel,” said Judy Porto, president of the Hertel Avenue Business Association.
The City of Buffalo spent $2,000 for each unit, said Mayor Byron W. Brown. The corrals will be installed on Hertel between Delaware and Starin avenues by the end of the week.
Arc Iron Creations - a Buffalo company - made the pens, which were designed for Hertel Avenue with input from the business community.
Arc Iron has made similar corrals in other areas of the city, said owner Andy Chambers.
The equipment also will be installed on Fillmore Avenue and Grant Street, Brown said.