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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington will not provide trash pickup service on Thursday, January 30, due to unsafe road conditions and safety concerns for employees.

Residential trash collection that is normally picked up on Thursday will be collected on Friday starting at 7:30 a.m. This includes trash, yard waste, recycling and bulky items.

Residential trash collection that is normally picked up on Friday will start to be collected Friday afternoon and pick up will continue on Saturday until completed. Customers are asked to have all trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky items curbside on Friday by 7:30 a.m. and leave out for collection on Saturday.

Downtown commercial district trash pick-up schedule is also impacted.

Schedule for customers in the city’s downtown blue bag program:

Thursday early morning collection will be delayed until 11 a.m. Thursday’s 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. pick-up will occur as normal.

Friday will resume the normal collection schedule of 3:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

This schedule pertains only to downtown bluebag customers, not regular residential customers.

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5 Comments on "Wilmington releases revised trash collection schedule"

Malissa Talbert
2015 years 9 months ago

This is City of Wilmington Communications Manager Malissa Talbert. Thanks for your feedback about our solid waste workers. They provide one of the most important city services, but don’t often get praise or recognition. I will be sure to pass along yor comments.

2015 years 9 months ago

Hear, hear. Always a lot of talk on the contrary, here were local officials plugged in to the local National Weather Service Office, who made prudent decisions in a timely fashion. One only has to look at Atlanta (not comparing size here) to see what happens when officials try to have it both ways.

On another note, just in the last three hours today (0600 – 0900) there have been 40 car wrecks reported to 911 in NHC. I know there are folks that absolutely HAVE to get to work because of their responsibilities, but NCDOT and other officials have been telling folks to stay home. To do otherwise is to risk yourself and property.

2015 years 9 months ago

I agree. It’s nice to see organizations who think of their employees and residents first.

ILM Resident
2015 years 9 months ago

For the more than ten years I have been living here and using Wilmington’s residential waste removal I have to say that I am beyond pleased with the agency’s performance! Their service is extraordinary. Thank you.

Also, sincere thanks to all of the decision makers, Wilmington’s Mayor, the County Commissioners, the School Board and any other who sensibly and prudently closed offices and curtailed activities in anticipation of the effects of this storm.

With great respect, I appreciate your decisions.

Guy Incognito
2015 years 9 months ago

Totally agree. As one of those folks who grew up in and moved here from “up north” I have long found Wilmington to be a very well-run city with excellent services. I’ve lived in a number of big cities, and am impressed with our trash pickup, and all the other essential services I’ve encountered. Even the energy company – the last hurricane we had, they got the power back on while the hurricane was still going. You won’t find that in other places.

PS – don’t let those folks tell you how good they are, or how bad you are, at driving on snow and ice either. I can tell you for a fact they’re no better at it than anyone else. Nobody knows how to drive anywhere, PERIOD.


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