In my experience contractors are always grumpy about keeping receipts, but this seem a little much. This is minimum effort folks, what could possibly be the problem? Other than illegal dumping of course.
The Horry County Infrastructure and Regulation committee will recommend to the full County Council the repeal of a requirement that business and individuals who haul construction and demolition debris – commonly referred to as C&D – bring that material to the county’s landfill, or an Horry County Solid Waste Authority-approved site, and not to out-of-county facilities. It was enforcing the 2009 ordinance by requiring contractors to bring a receipt of where the construction waste was taken when applying for a certified occupancy inspection.
When the ordinance took effect, the county found itself facing a multimillion lawsuit from two haulers who alleged the rule change created a county-run monopoly on trash and caused undue hardship on private haulers’ business. The proposed change would require three votes to be final.
The committee made it clear Thursday that it wanted to make sure business and individual haulers would find an approved site to haul the C&D materials and not resort to dumping it in wooded areas or rivers.
“It seems that we don’t have any problem taking C&D out of the picture,” said Councilman Gary Loftus. “We’re having problems on who’s going to haul it where.”