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November 20, 2013

County approves blue bins contract

NEW CASTLE — The big blue bins are here to stay for awhile.

The Lawrence County commissioners yesterday approved a contract with Tri-County Industries of Grove City to collect materials from the recycling bins at key locations in the county for three more years.

Tri-County was the lowest of two bidders with a contract price of $616,300, according to county recycling and solid waste director Jerry Zona.

The county’s recycling and solid waste office runs the programs for both Lawrence and Mercer counties.

According to Zona, Tri-County’s cost will be about $30,000 higher for Lawrence County next year and about $21,000 higher for Mercer County.

The new contract boosts the cost to $141,000 per year for Lawrence County and to $67,200 per year for Mercer County, for up to 115 total bins.

Currently, there are 65 collection bins in Lawrence County and 31 in Mercer County, he said. Lawrence County has 12 sites where people can take their recyclable materials.

The Lawrence County recycling sites are:

•Musguires Feed Mill in Enon Valley

•Hickory Township municipal building on Route 168

•The Lawrence County courthouse, in the parking lot at the corner of Court and Walnut streets

•The North Beaver Township municicpal garage on Kyle Road

•Perry Township municipal building on Reno Road

•Plain Grove Township building on Plain Grove Road

•Pulaski Township municipal building on Route 208

•Scott Township firehall on Harlansburg Road

•SNPJ Borough building on Martin Road

•Volant Borough building on Main Street

•Slippery Rock Township building on Route 422

•Wampum Borough building on Church Street.

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