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J.P. Mascaro Awarded Borough Recycling Contract

The Allentown-based company was the low bidder for the Hellertown borough recycling contract. It received a three-year bid award Nov. 5.

Allentown-based recycling company J.P. Mascaro & Sons was awarded a three-year contract to pick up and dispose of recyclables in the borough of Hellertown Nov. 5.

Council voted unanimously to award the contract to Mascaro, which was the lowest bidder for the contract, borough manager Cathy Kichline said.

The company submitted bids for one, two and three-year contracts.

Kichline recommended that council accept a bid for the $213,408 bid for the three-year contract be accepted.

That contract, she said, will "give us sufficient time to review some of the new methods of recycling,” such as single-stream recycling, before it's time to bid another contract.

Single-stream recycling "refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the resident into separate commodities," according to Wikipedia.

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