The town of Manchester will buy 1,500 home recycling bins with part of a $20,000 grant received last winter from the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Town Council decided last week.
Councilwoman Kathryn L. Riley, who oversees recycling for the council, said the town can get a price of $4.19 per bin by joining with the town of La Plata in Charles County to buy in quantity.
The 18-gallon bins will cost a total of about $6,200. Half the cost will be paid out of the grant and half by the town.
Because the town is spending less than $5,000 on the bins, Mrs. Riley said Wednesday, the project does not have to be put out for bid.
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