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Something Doesn’t Smell Right



Bid specifications for new carting contract seem awfully specific


Read the entire document below:


Will be interesting to see how many bids come in.



  1. dizzy wrote:

    Perfect sign for a garbage truck.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  2. FJW wrote:

    Do you know what an elephant is?

    A mouse built to Belmar Specs!

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:07 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:


    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    That sign on a truck of a borough vendor kinda sums it up.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:41 am | Permalink
  5. OLD MAN wrote:

    Send the sign to the dump please.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Hmm, someone must have taken information from one vendor and then designed bid requirements with the intention of awarding that contract to that Vendor only…EPIC proportions of bid rigging, call the police, prosecutors, legislative bodies, call for help cause this is going to cost you booku bucks.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm | Permalink
  7. South Side wrote:

    Did I read that right?
    We all get a new container that the truck will pick up automatically and empty?

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm | Permalink
  8. admin wrote:

    It’s one possibility

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Why would we care if a truck is more than 5 years old ?!!! If the vendor keeps their trucks in perfect working condition, who cares how old they are ?!

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Permalink
  10. Guest wrote:

    I dont want that, I like it just the way it is.We use our own cans and bags.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  11. Benny Beachgoer wrote:

    #9 …all vehicles, what i care about the maintenance pickup truck at the vender yard…..just tells me high costs due to all vehicles are new

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  12. South Side wrote:

    It would mean you have to drag the container to the curb and back each time even if you only have a small bag of trash.
    And doesn’t switching to this method usually mean one collection per week?

    I’m with you #10.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
  13. PJ wrote:

    Good catch Common Sense!! Sounds to me like the sanitation company has already been chosen and requires a specific size container to pair with the lifting mechanism on the garbage truck. Sounds like a big non essential investment. Take a closer look at the contract and ask Why wouldn’t the business administrator negotiate a contract that would have the Sanitation company include Residential Trash Containers as part of their service? Your right! It does stink

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink
  14. Guest5 wrote:

    Vote for an honest councilman, Vote Josh.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    I’m with #9. Who the heck cares how old the trucks are ! Only means this is gonna cost the taxpayers dearly. Looks like the fix is in.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  16. Maria wrote:

    Sounds like wall tow sip did a few years ago

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 6:36 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    You will be paying for the prequalified, preselected successful vendor’s fleet with a long term contract boys and girls.

    Follow the PAY2PLAY donations of Republic…. like fund raisers hosted by hizzhonor, the drunken, pugilistic mcdirty of Belmar

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm | Permalink
  18. FJW wrote:

    #7 and Admin-
    How will this work when, for the most part, there are cars parked on both sides of the street everyday all day?

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm | Permalink
  19. admin wrote:

    Would have been nice if they had asked us about it first.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm | Permalink
  20. Stinking to the #hea wrote:

    I can see it now “due to mismanaged bid selection there will be NO garbage pick up in Belbar on one way streets from April 15th through October 15th. ONLY authorized, automatated garbage pick up locations will have refuse collection one day a week.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:47 pm | Permalink
  21. Guest wrote:

    The auto mechanism won’t work in Belmar. Too many parked cars and one way streets.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  22. Lawless wrote:

    Bradley Beach back to the old school way and do it themselves . Saving huge money $$$ Bradley might even be bigger than Belmar

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  23. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Recently, TREE is a 4 letter word in Belmar …. other towns with nice street tree canopies found the trucks destructive …. along with a bunch of other problems like parking and one-way.

    Don’t worry! Belmar already has a GARBAGE ORDINANCE that would require a public hearing to modify …. Everyone can tell the wizard what to do with their garbage.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Isn’t there an interlocal agreement between Bradley and Avon for DPW services?

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Permalink
  25. Lawless wrote:

    They shared a truck for the first few months , then Bradley bought one used truck from Avon and also added new one.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink

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