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Press Release

Waste and Recycling Franchise Agreement

Release Date: December 15, 2010

Contact Information:
Alice Derian , Contracts and Services Administrator, (843)342-4581

Please be advised that on November 18, 2010, the Town of Hilton Head Island entered into a franchise agreement with Republic Waste Services for the purposes of conducting residential waste and recycling collection services.

This franchise agreement will take effect on April 1, 2011.  Rates will vary based on the frequency of the customer chosen pick-up schedule.

The Town has been advised that Waste Pro has sent notices to their residential customers indicating that they will discontinue providing residential waste collection service as of December 31, 2010.  Residents seeking to re-establish service, may contact any service provider of their choosing until April 1, 2011.  However, Republic Waste may be contacted to initiate service before April 1, 2011 and Republic will honor Waste Pro's rates between January 1, 2011 and April 1, 2011.  The franchise agreement rates will apply as of April 1, 2011.

Service may be initiated with Republic by contacting them by phone at 681-6330 or by email at hiltonhead@republicservices.comemail icon. For customer convenience, Republic's website will be operational as of December 20, 2010 at www.republicserviceshiltonhead.com external link icon.

During this transition, questions regarding the franchise agreement may be directed to Alice Derian, Contracts and Services Administrator with the Town of Hilton Head Island at 843-342-4581 or by email at aliced@hiltonheadislandsc.govemail icon.