Supervisors agreed in April to apply for a grant to help pay the cost of 3,000 new bins. The total price would be $39,000, but under the grant the York County Solid Waste Authority would pick up 75 percent of the bill, or $29,250, with the township paying the $9,750 balance.
The township could take its share out of the $41,000 recycling performance grant it received at the end of last year for 2009. Each household would receive one bin, and residents could buy additional bins at $13 each.
The new bins look like a trash can rather than the square, box-like bins now in use in the township, and are designed to hold more.
The theory is that the larger containers increase recycling, township manager Todd Zeigler said.
A number of existing bins are available for purchase by residents whose bins have been lost or damages or who need a second bin.
-- BARB KREBS