Slatington is in search of takers to remove sludge from reed beds at its wastewater treatment plant.

Bids will be received by the Borough Authority until 10 a.m. Dec. 11, at which time they will be opened.

The work to be performed includes removal of about 800 cubic yards of sludge from the reed beds at the Slatington Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the transportation of the sludge to an approved site.

The owner is also requesting an alternate bid to remove and dispose of an additional 900 cubic yards of sludge from other on-site reed beds.

The bidder may select an alternate disposal site provided that the bidder be responsible for procuring all required permits.

However, access onto the reed beds with equipment will not be allowed.

The contractor should also be familiar with the route between the wastewater treatment plant and the disposal site, or the alternate disposal site, the traffic requirements needed for hauling the sludge, and the approved disposal site fees and hours of operation.