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Debris removal update

Post Date:11/09/2018 12:22 PM

The City of Wilmington appreciates the cooperation and patience of our citizens as this record-making amount of debris is picked up.

Crews are currently working on a second and final pass to collect vegetative debris from Hurricane Florence. So far, more than 1.5 million cubic yards of storm debris has been picked up. City officials remind citizens that pickup is for storm-related debris ONLY. Crews will not pick up piles that have green, freshly cut trees and branches in them. The city’s contractor expects to complete the second pass of all storm debris by Thanksgiving.

Construction & demolition debris

The second and final pass for construction & demolition debris pickup from Hurricane Florence will begin on Monday, Nov. 12. All construction/furniture debris should be placed at the curb by the end of day, on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Tips for pickup

  • Do not burn yard debris!
  • Place small debris such as leaves, pine cones, etc. in containers or bags for City of Wilmington crews to pick up.
  • To make sure collection trucks can access debris piles, don’t put debris under power lines, on or near fire hydrants or park automobiles in front of debris piles.
  • Don’t mix construction/furniture debris with vegetative debris.