North Charleston City Council decided Wednesday to postpone debate on how it wants to collect and carry away residential yard waste until additional information is available.
Multiple options are on the table. The plans and the cost for each approach varies, but some of the proposals up for debate include hiring an outside company to do the curbside collecting or directly providing residents with special paper trash bags or collection cans.
Another proposal would be for the city to buy up to six large-sized leaf vacuuming trucks at $150,000 each. The trucks would travel through neighborhoods and scoop up debris.
Earlier this year, North Charleston’s City Council asked staffers to come up with a variety of alternative removal methods, including listing their prices.
Plastic bags for disposing of leaves, grass and other yard waste destined for the Bees Ferry Landfill were banned earlier by Charleston County Council, effective June 30.