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Tired of debris? Here’s when crews plan to stop by in the tri-county area

Wondering when your debris will get picked up? Turns out, there are maps for some areas that track when and where crews are set to make their rounds.

Hurricane Florence left the Cape Fear region with plenty of debris. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)
Hurricane Florence left the Cape Fear region with plenty of debris. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — While crews are making their way through the region, you may be wondering, when will my debris get picked up? Fortunately for residents, many municipalities and counties have made interactive and updated maps available to help you track debris pickup routes.

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Pender County

Pender County’s debris contractor is picking up debris on state highways and paved roads in major subdivisions. Gated communities, dirt and unpaved roads will not be served. Residents in these unserved areas are asked to bring their debris to the closest state right-of-way.

Pender County has asked residents to abide by a few simple rules to help ease the pickup process:

  • Separate the debris by category – vegetative debris, construction debris, and white goods;
  • Do not place debris under power lines.
  • Debris should not block visibility at roadways.
  • Cut tree trunks to lengths in 4-ft. lengths.

There is no specific end date for Pender County’s debris pickup schedule. Tammy Proctor, Pender County spokesperson, said some neighborhoods are still underwater, making debris pickup for those areas still not possible.

Brunswick County

On Wednesday, Brunswick County crews will pick up debris near Bolivia and other unincorporated areas. The county will update its debris pickup map online, where areas crews plan to work will be highlighted in red.

Crews will pick up debris on state-maintained and private roads open to the public. The county is requesting residents sort debris into the following categories:

  • Normal household trash

    Crews plan to pick up debris in unincorporated areas in Brunswick County highlighted in red on Wednesday. (Port City Daily graphic/Courtesy Brunswick County)
    Crews plan to pick up debris in unincorporated areas in Brunswick County highlighted in red on Wednesday. (Port City Daily graphic/Courtesy Brunswick County)
  • Vegetative debris (leaves, lots, plants, tree branches – not bagged)
  • Construction and demolition debris (building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, plumbing)
  • Appliances and white goods (air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters)
  • Electronics (computers, radios, stereos, televisions, and other devices with a cord)
  • Household hazardous waste (cleaning supplies,
  • batteries, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints and stains, and pesticides)

Crews will not pick up debris placed from the sidewalk toward resident’s personal property. Rather, the county is asking residents to place debris between the sidewalk and the road.

If there’s no sidewalk, ditch or utility line, residents are asked to place debris at the edge of their property near the curb. The county is asking residents to avoid placing debris near fire hydrants, water meters, trees poles and other structures.

Leland

Though Leland is cooperating with the county on its debris contract with Brunswick County, it cannot offer updates on specific pickup times for its residents. Leland’s debris site at Old Lanvale Road is closed and residents are asked to place all yard waste at the curb. More information on Leland’s debris plans can be found here.

New Hanover County

Unincorporated New Hanover County

Debris pickup crews will pass through unincorporated areas of New Hanover County no less than twice. Since Sept. 24, 40 crews have been making the rounds picking up debris.

Most unincorporated county areas are marked “in progress” as of Wednesday. Check out the county’s interactive map, which will be updated as crews complete select regions.

Residents may also drop off vegetative debris at two locations:

Wilmington

In Wilmington, residents can look at this interactive map to check out the status of their respective area. On Wednesday, most areas had been passed by once, with crews beginning to make their second rounds.

In general, Wilmington asks residents to separate vegetative debris from construction and other waste.

Learn more about Wilmington’s specific debris separation requests here.

Wrightsville Beach

Debris pickup begins Wednesday in Wrightsville Beach. All debris was required to be set out by Tuesday. If residents have not yet placed debris, Wrightsville Beach will charge a fee for crews to pick up material.

More information about Wrightsville Beach’s specific debris protocol can be found here.

Carolina Beach

The town has separate sites available for dropping off vegetative debris, disposing of food waste and household furniture. More information about Carolina Beach’s specific debris protocol can be found here.

Kure Beach

The town of Kure Beach will pick up debris until Friday, Oct. 5. Kure Beach does not offer specific guidelines on how to manage debris, other than keeping material away from standing structures.

Brunswick County asks its unincorporated residents to keep debris from structures to ease pickup for crews. (Port City Daily graphic/Courtesy Brunswick County)
Brunswick County asks its unincorporated residents to keep debris from structures to ease pickup for crews. (Port City Daily graphic/Courtesy Brunswick County)

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