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HURRICANE IRENE: The scoop on debris removal

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HERE IS THE LATEST INFORMATION ON DEBRIS REMOVAL FROM CITIES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES FROM ACROSS OUR AREA:

CITY OF WILMINGTON: - Yard waste collection

Yard waste is normally collected once a week on the same day as trash collection for city customers, but because of the higher-than-normal amount of debris, crews may not get to all the yard waste on normal collection days. Extra staff will be on yard waste duty and crews will also be working on Wednesdays, which is not a normal pick up day, until yard waste returns to normal levels. Following are guidelines to make debris pick up faster and easier:
· Have items at the curb no later than 7:30 a.m. on the day of collection.
· Place small debris such as leaves and pinecones in containers or bags and put at the curb.
· Limbs may be no longer than 4 feet and no larger than 6 inches in diameter.
· Do not blow leaves and other debris into streets – the debris eventually reaches storm drains, which can cause flooding when it rains.
· Do not blow or rake yard debris directly into storm drains.
· Do not burn yard debris.
· Do not block public roadways or drivers’ vision with debris.
· Do not mix vegetative debris (limbs, leaves, etc.) with household debris (appliances, fencing, furniture, shingles, etc.).
· Do not place debris near mailboxes, fire hydrants, telephone and utility equipment, water meters, drainage ditches, or storm drains.
· City crews will pick up debris in public spaces such as sidewalks or medians but cannot pick up debris on private property.

Check these sources of information for further announcements:
Web: wilmingtonnc.gov
Facebook: facebook.com/cityofwilmington
TV: GTV on Timewarner Cable Channel 8 or live on city website
Phone: 910.341.7875

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY - WILL NOT BE PICKING UP DEBRIS

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TOWN OF CAROLINA BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL From August 29, 2011 through September 7, 2011, the Town of Carolina Beach will offer free pick up of storm debris resulting from Hurricane Irene. Residents do not need to call in for pick up. Please have debris curbside. Leaves, small branches and straw should be bagged. Large vegetation such as large branches and trees needs to be cut into 4 foot pieces. If you have questions, please call 910-458-2999.

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TOWN OF KURE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL

The Town of Kure Bheach Public Works will begin picking up storm-related debris today, free of charge. No need to call Public Works to schedule this pickup. Please separate any vegetation debris from other storm-related debris and put at the curb. Any debris that is left at the curb that is not storm-related will be picked up on Thursday for a fee.

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PENDER COUNTY: Burn or compost yard waste from the storm. Otherwise, no pick up.

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY: No pick up.

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CITY TRASH DEPT.

Come rain or shine, you can COUNT ON THEM!!!

The City of Wilmington provides TRASH removal, YARD WASTE REMOVAL, BULKY ITEM REMOVAL, AND DON'T FORGET PAPER, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM and CARDBOARD RECYCLING PICK-UP.
Their trucks are constantly being tested to the limit. The workers move fast and get the job done, and the customer is always RIGHT, even when the customer forgets civility and decorum.

The CITY of Wilmington has always used a street sweeper too! The City has a person who has the unfortunate task of picking up dead animals from the City streets.

What do the County Residents get for their hard earned tax dollars?
Enquiring minds want to know! My TAX Bill has already arrived. We should all unite and put them in the City of Wilmington Recycling Containers.

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Well good ol NHC is at it again, worrying about themselves rather than the people who they are suppose to support. Funny that the City of Wilmington is not only collecting debris, but adding additional staff to do so until all is removed. NHC on the other hand says, "oh it wasn't that bad, so we are going to make the call not to offer removal to save the government money. What a cop out? Maybe some of you county comm. want to speend the upcoming holiday season away. Really makes you wonder where our tax money is going, because we sure can't see any benefits.

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Apparently our county comissioners have little or no damage. Take a trip in Quail Woods or other areas around town and look at damage one neighbor lost three trees. Guess it is more important to take expensive trips on taxpayers than take care of your own. I for one am totally digusted with all our county commissioners. Maybe it is time to become part of city. Get rid of all of them!!!!!!!!~

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I agree with you Jim, come by Brittany Woods, just inside the entrance there is a pile not to mention in my front yard.

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New Hanover County Commissioners suck. Not a one of them thinks about the elderly, the sick, the handicapped, people living paycheck to paycheck because of the economy. THEY won't have any trouble paying for someone to clean up THEIR yard....and I pay their salary!!!