ZEPHYRHILLS – Residents will soon swap blue bags for 18-gallon bins as part of an effort to boost participation in the city's recycling program.
City council members voted unanimously Monday to spend $41,460 from the sanitation budget on 6,000 bins from the Rehrig Pacific Company of Orlando, the lone bidder.
City Manager Jim Drumm told the council residents responding to this year's citizen satisfaction survey indicated they would recycle more if they had the curbside bins.
In other business, the council appointed retired city environmental technician Carolyn Dean to fill the last vacancy on the new parks and recreation board. The seven-member group meets for the first time next month to consider options for utilizing the former Hercules park and aquatics center.