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Debris pickup in New Hanover Co. starts Tuesday


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- New Hanover County residents in the unincorporated area should have all vegetative debris from hurricane Irene ready for pick up by the end of Monday, September 12.

A private company will begin picking up limbs on Tuesday from state-maintained roads only.

Residents can check the list of those roads AT

New Hanover County is awaiting word from FEMA whether the clean up may be extended to non-state roads.

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have a question...why is the county only picking up on state maintained roads? Do the residents on private roads not pay the same taxes in the county? If the county isn't going to provide a service because you don't live on a state maintained road...then their taxes should be lowered so they don't have to pay to have others debris picked up. Those residents are already saving the county and state tax dollars as the roads they live on don't have to be maintained....