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Debris removal update

Post Date:12/06/2018 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.

The city’s contractor has largely completed the second and final pass for debris collection from Hurricane Florence and expects to complete pick up of construction/demolition debris by Dec. 7. Final cleanup of isolated and missed piles continues and city officials estimate all eligible storm debris should be removed before Christmas. All vegetative debris placed out being placed out now must meet the city’s collection limit of 7 cubic yards or less. Loose material (grass, leaves, pine straw) must be put in containers or bags.

So far, more than 1.3 million cubic yards of storm debris has been picked up. City officials remind citizens that pickup by contractors is for storm-related debris ONLY. Contract crews with the large tractor-trailer trucks will not pick up piles that have green, freshly cut trees and branches in them. However, regular city crews have already resumed pickup of yard waste as part of weekly pickup service. Any city customer who thinks their storm debris may have been missed should call 910-341-7875.

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