By JACK LAMBERT
Since January, a handful of Annapolis residents have thrown their bottles, cans and plastics into a 64-gallon tub and wheeled it to the curb.
Soon, more will have an opportunity to get in on the act.
The city of Annapolis plans to purchase 500 additional 64-gallon recycling containers and give them away to residents, said David Jarrell, director of the city’s Department of Public Works. The city originally purchased 500 similarly-sized bins last year, all of which have been claimed in the last five months, he said.
“There’s a lot of evidence that shows the bigger recycling cans you make available to the residents, the more they recycle,” Jarrell said.
Most city leaders say containers provide fiscal and environmental benefits for Annapolis, despite only moderate gains in the collection of recyclable materials during the first three months of the program. However, Alderman Jared Littmann, D-Ward 5, said the city should not purchase bins for residents.
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