Southold Town residents who already purchased dump and beach stickers for 2014 will need to head back to town hall to pick up a new one after the town received substandard stickers. And those who haven’t bought one yet will have to wait.
According to the town, the permits that were printed and had been previously sold were “defective,” since they were printed with material meant for indoor stickers, as opposed to the outdoor material needed to stick on cars heading to the town dump and beaches.
“The glue doesn’t hold up to the [outdoors] and the stickers are not vinyl,” according to the town clerk’s office. In addition, due to complaints about the pale gray color of the disposal permits, the color will be changed.
It’s not immediately clear when the new stickers will be in, though the town is hoping early next week. But until then — and for two weeks after they come in — $5 dumping fees for single-entry residential vehicles will be waived.
In addition, enforcement of beach permits will temporarily be put on hold while the town waits for the new stickers to arrive.