- Published on Friday, 13 December 2013 11:23
- Written by Super User
By: Willard H. Killough III
CAROLINA BEACH – The Town of Carolina Beach suspended special debris pickup earlier this year until a new waste transfer station is completed on Bridge Barrier Road adjacent to the Post Office.
Special pickups occur when people move out or some other activity requires removal of a larger volume of trash than typically contained in a roll-out cart. For example, when someone moves out and has to discard a couch, entertainment center or other large items.
Earlier this year the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers notified the Town the transfer station had to be relocated because it violated the Town's lease with the military for land off Dow Road. The Town only had permission for specific uses focused on operating a waste water treatment plant and limited storage.
The station was relocated to land on Bridge Barrier Road.
Brian Stanberry with the Town's Operations Department said Friday December 13th, the project at Bridge Barrier Road is nearing completion and anticipated to open in early January. He said concrete pads are being poured and when completed Waste Industries will install large compactors.
He said special pickup of debris was suspended because they were limited to using individual dumpsters which created an issue with capacity and additional manual labor. Crews have started picking up curbside debris in the southern areas of Town as they become aware of it.
Stanberry said until the transfer station is complete in January, the Town has placed two dumpsters adjacent to the water tower off Dow Road (Behind Town Hall) for disposal of vegetation and trash debris. He said if people can transport their items to that location they can use those dumpsters free of charge.
People who call in to inquire about debris pickup are being informed of the options including the dumpsters near the water tower and anticipated January completion date for the new transfer station.
Once those pickups resume, the Town will pickup debris and place an additional charge on customers utility bills. Residents will once again have the option of one free pickup of vegetative debris per quarter. The size of that free pickup is limited.
For more information visit the Town's website at http://www.carolinabeach.org or call 910-458-2999.