June 15, 2018
Solid Waste Special Collection Rate Changes
In April, the Town went out to bid for solid waste collection services and reentered in a contract with the lowest bidder and current provider Carolina Waste. The new contract will reflect an increase of rates for special collection services.
What’s not changing?
As part of our continued commitment to our residents, the Town will continue to give single-family residences curbside service free of charge. Curbside Service includes once a week curbside garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection.
As a reflection of the new contract rates, special collection services will have an increase in fees. This will be the first increase in rates since 2012. Below is the summary of rate changes:
- Once a Week Backdoor Collection will have weekly fee increase of $1.62 or a new annual rate of $210. This collection includes once per week backdoor garbage collection year-round, curbside recycling and yard debris collection.
- Twice a Week Backdoor Collection (seasonal) will have a weekly fee decrease of $ 0.35 or a new annual rate of $260. This collection service includes backdoor garbage collection on their designated day plus an additional collection.
- Residents within neighborhoods that require Backdoor Collection (list provided here) will have a weekly fee increase of $2.81 or new annual rate of $260. This collection service includes seasonal twice per week garbage collection (May 1st through Labor Day), includes backdoor recycling once per week year-round and yard debris collection.
If you are not sure what service you have or wish to change your collection type, please contact 843-768-9166 and ask to speak with Jan or Sherry. The new rates will be reflected in this year’s solid waste bills that are distributed annually in July.
Short-Term Rental Property
Solid waste collection fees for rental property will have a rate increase reflecting the higher expense incurred for solid waste disposal from rental properties. This will be communicated directly to property owners/managers as a part of the July billing and is also posted here