Layout - Left Frame
Thursday, June 30, 2016
News - Archives By Year

Yard waste pick-up delayed

    Due to maintenance issues with older city trucks and the high volume of yard waste being generated this time of year, the city's yard waste pick-up is running 2-3 days behind. Currently, half of the yard waste trucks are out of service but city mechanics are working overtime to get the trucks back into operation and the pick-up crews are working overtime to get caught up.

The older trucks are scheduled to be replaced in the recommended FY 2014-2015 budget.

In the meantime, the city reminds residents to follow these tips for preparing yardwaste and vegetative debris for pickup:

  • Limbs cannot exceed six (6) inches in diameter and four (4) feet in length and must be placed neatly for pickup.
  • Loose items, such as leaves, pine straw or small cuttings, must be containerized in bags or personal containers not to exceed 35 gallons in size.
  • Yard waste placed on tarps, in wheel barrows or on trailers will not be collected.
  • Contracted work performed by tree service companies or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews; It is the responsibility of the contractor to remove and properly dispose of debris.

More information on yard waste collection
Please remember to follow the above yard waste tips so that yard waste can be properly picked up. Note that large piles will take longer because there is only one truck with the specialized equipment needed to pick these up. The city appreciates your patience.
Related: Trash
Layout - Right Frame
Layout - Footer Top Left Corner Layout - Footer Top Right Corner
Terms of Use  Privacy  ADA Policy  ©2002-2016 City of Wilmington 
102 North Third Street - Post Office Box 1810
Wilmington, North Carolina 28402-1810
Questions, Comments? Email Us!