Wilmington Strong Relief Concert#WilmingtonStrong Hurricane Florence Relief Concert Info 

Wanting to help

  • Contractors should contact the NC Department of Public Safety's Emergency Management Services by sending an email to Include what service you are offering and a point of contact. 
  • Volunteers or those wishing to donate should email contact information to, call the Donations Hub Call Center at  910-798-7337 (open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., 7 days a week) or visit

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Needing help

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Recycling & trash services

    • Bulky item and electronics collection suspended until further notice to give crews a chance to clear storm debris.
    • Recycling & Trash Services on a regular schedule as crews are able to reach customers.  
    • Regular bagged yard waste will be collected as normal on your regular trash pickup day. Storm debris that is not bagged will be picked up separately.
    • Downtown blue bag program is running on schedule.
    • Until further notice, it is very important that city recycling customers put only clean, dry recyclables in their blue recycling carts!
    • The week of Oct. 15 is a GREEN recycling week.


    • Please have carts out to the curb the evening before your pickup day. Crews will be getting an early start.
    • Please place spoiled, defrosted or leaking food in plastic bags.
    • You can purchase stickers for additional bags by calling 341-7875.
    • Please make sure that carts are at the curb and clear of yard debris or other obstructions. Do not place carts in the street or block storm drains.
    • Please place only clean, dry recyclables in your blue recycling cart!

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    Storm debris pickup

    Storm debris for the City of Wilmington will be picked up by DRC Emergency Services (DRC), which is the separate company contracted by the city to pick up more than one million cubic yards of storm debris – including vegetative debris and construction/demolition debris - from Hurricane Florence. 

    There will be two passes for debris clean up. DRC will be picking up storm-related debris from street rights-of-way. Their initial focus will be removing vegetative debris along public streets in residential areas. Residents are asked to put out their storm debris by the curb as soon as it is ready for pickup.

    NOTE: Vegetative debris must be separated from construction/demolition debris, bagged yard waste, bulky items, electronics, trash and recycling. If items are not separated properly, expect a delay in collection. 

    View an interactive map to see where the contractor is currently picking up storm debris and get tips & guidelines on preparing storm debris for pickup. 

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    City parks and other facilities

    The following parks are now open:

    Still closed or opening soon:

    • City Docks are currently closed.
    • Community Centers
      • The MLK Center and Davis Center sustained damages and are still closed. The facilities are expected to reopen by Oct. 20.
      • Afterschool programs for Davis and MLK community centers resumed Thursday, Oct. 4 at Williston Middle School until facilities reopen.
    • Empie Dog Park is currently closed.

    All other city parks, community centers and other recreational facilities remain closed until further notice. Updates will be posted here as facilities reopen. Please call (910) 341-7855 for more information.

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    Scam Alert

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    Important numbers

    DO NOT call 911 to report downed trees, power lines or flooding. Here are the numbers to call:

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    Helpful links 

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    Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

    • There is no power and the traffic lights are all out. What are the rules?

    • What evacuations have been ordered?

    • What shelters are open?

    • Who do I call for downed power lines?

    • Who do I call for downed trees?

    • Who do I call to report flooding?

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