Donald Smith is expected to begin collection leaf and limb debris at Lake Waccamaw later this month.
The town commissioners Tuesday approved a contract with Smith to provide vegetative debris removal at $7.65 per household. The charge will be paid with water, sewer and trash bills, Mayor Daniel Hilburn said.
“We are happy to be able to say Mr. smith will soon be providing this service for the people of Lake Waccamaw,” Hilburn said.
Previous attempts to hire a new contract hauler were stalled for a lack of bids. No bids were received in time for the current budget year, and when one bid did come in, it was disqualified.
Hilburn said three bidders ranging from Smith’s $7.65 to one for $10 per household were received and reviewed by the board.
“Mr. Smith was the best qualified, responsible bidder,” Hilburn said.
The first day for pickup will be announced in the near future, Hilburn said, and service will likely start in a few weeks.