$2.5m dollars for 25,000 bins, a saving of $4 per tonne, how long will it take to get the 625,000 tonnes to brake even? That's 25Tonnes of recycled goods per household.
It's a genuine question, I have now idea how much recyclible waste can be produced by a single household in a given time period (assuming no brake downs, losses, etc) I manage to fill one black bag a month more or less. The only other thing that gets major use is the bottle thing (I don't use it for any green reason just becouse a blue box holds a few dozen bottles better then a black bag.)
When I had a house mate we'd get a black bag every two or three weeks, and a recyclebag every month or so.
Also guess that a lot of the $2.5 million is going on infrastructure and not just on the bins.