Officials in Salem County have decided not to use an outside contractor to remove deer carcasses from the roads.
The Salem County Public Works Department will handle the job instead, for a reported savings of about $8,000 a year.
Today’s Sunbeam reports not much else will change. County workers will only remove deer carcasses — no other roadkill — and only from county roads. No additional employees or equipment will be used. Carcasses will be taken to the Salem County Landfill and disposed of at $56 per ton.
The change is part of the county’s effort to trim a $3 million budget deficit.