Thursday, October 6, 2022

Reminder: Debris pickup in New Hanover County begins Monday

Vegetative debris collection from Hurricane Isaias begins Monday in New Hanover County. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy New Hanover County)
Vegetative debris collection from Hurricane Isaias begins Monday in New Hanover County. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy New Hanover County)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Both the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are beginning vegetative debris removal pickup Monday.

Crews will make rounds in specific collection areas next week picking up storm-related debris from Hurricane Isaias at no cost to residents.

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City trucks will run in addition to trash trucks, which will pick up containerized debris on the regular waste schedule.

Large city debris trucks will make two passes for vegetative debris. County debris trucks will make the rounds in unincorporated areas while Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach will collect debris on their own.

Follow these few tips to ensure debris will be picked up:

  • Place debris no further than five feet from the road
  • Keep debris at least three feet from mailboxes, meters, posts, and hydrants
  • Don’t use bags
  • Don’t place debris directly under power lines
  • Don’t put debris on the road
  • Try to combine your pile with a neighbor’s pile
  • Keep debris separated; do not combine construction and vegetative debris
  • Keep large vegetative debris separate from small branches and pine needles
  • Large limbs and trunks should be no longer than 12 feet

Storm-related construction and demolition material will not be picked up. This material can be dropped off at the landfill at no cost.


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