BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Brunswick County Commissioners approved financing Hurricane Isaias debris Friday afternoon, activating a contract with Southern Disaster Recovery, a company Commissioner Randy Thompson works for.
Thompson recused himself from the vote Friday; the meeting had been continued from a recess last Monday.
When the county first selected the company as its primary debris management firm in August 2019, Thompson also recused himself from the vote, stating he could potentially financially benefit from the contract’s activation.
Oak Island activated its contract with the company earlier this month.
Brunswick County will collect only vegetative debris (not construction and demolition) in unincorporated areas. Crews will only make one round in the planned collection.
Collection routes will include private and gated communities. Details on debris collection, set to take place within the next two weeks, will be forthcoming.
Meanwhile, Brunswick County is offering free debris drop-off at its landfill, accepting both vegetative and construction and demolition debris.
Free drop-off will run through Saturday. The county landfill in Bolivia is open weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays until 3 p.m.
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