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New recycling bins in place for L. Towamansing residents

  • TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Lower Towamensing Township Supervisor Jesse Mendez lifts the lid to one of the used recycling bins delivered by Solomon Container Service, of Wilkes-Barre.
    TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Lower Towamensing Township Supervisor Jesse Mendez lifts the lid to one of the used recycling bins delivered by Solomon Container Service, of Wilkes-Barre.
Published April 12. 2013 05:04PM

Recycling is alive and well in Lower Towamensing Township after all.

Four used orange recycling bins were dropped off Thursday morning by Solomon Container Service, of Wilkes-Barre, and were placed next to the blue bins which are to be removed by Carbon County.

Contacted Thursday evening, township Supervisor Ron Walbert told the TIMES NEWS the decision for the township to have its own recycling program came after "the county came and boarded up the bins. They left us with no alternative then to seek an outside source for recycling."

Walbert added "it's a very popular thing, so we're going to do the best we can."

Asked how much the program will cost the township, Walbert said "we don't have an exact number."

"It's going to be contingent on how much people drop off," Walbert said. "It's a learning curve."

The arrival of the bins came two days after the township's board of supervisors agreed to table a decision as to whether or not the township would recycle.

At Tuesday's meeting, supervisors Chairman Brent Green said the township had pursued quotes and estimates from three companies. Solomon Container Service was among them.

Solomon Container Service has more than 35 years experience in the waste industry. It is a division of Municipal Recovery Inc., which is a full service recycling facility that provides recycling services for industrial and retail businesses.

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