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By Ashley Withers

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — More companies will be given a chance to bid on a contract for hauling trash out of New Hanover County under a plan adopted by the board of commissioners Monday.

The county will put out a formal request for proposals (RFP) process in November, delaying the board’s earlier decision to give the contract to Raleigh-based Waste Industries after the legality of that proposed contract was questioned.

The county board voted 4-1 in early October – with Commissioner Jonathan Barfield dissenting – to enter into a contract with Waste Industries to build a transfer station and begin hauling waste to Sampson County. The board called it a “service contract,” which does not have to go through any sort of public notice or outside bidding process.

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  • beach guy

    Just exactly where are these new bidders going to haul the trash to?
    Waste Industries owns the landfill so whoever hauls it there ,unless it is waste industries will be charged a tipping fee therefore waste industries will be the one awarded the contract because they will have the lowest bid.

    How stupid do the commissioners think we are? this dog and pony show is just a waste of time and money so they can say they were fair about it.
    Good grief as Ole Charlie Brown used to say.
    What I would like to know is where is the transfer station going to be located and will WI need to purchase the land and if so from who?
    If it is going to be at the current landfill that is one thing but the other scenario warrants some inquiry.


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