With storm gone, what to do with debris

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Submitted: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:52pm
Updated: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:15pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With the winter storm behind us, the clean-up continues around southeastern North Carolina. That has a lot of people wondering what to do with storm debris, like all those fallen tree limbs.

New Hanover County has activated a debris removal plan for the unincorporated county. The county says its contract crew should start removing debris as early as next week. Information about debris pickup and scheduling will be on the county’s website once the schedule is set.

The City of Wilmington has extra crews out clearing debris off the side of roads. The city estimates there is 30,000-50,000 cubic yards of debris to be picked up around the Port City. Pick up of regular residential yard waste will be delayed until next week so that crews can concentrate on getting debris off roads and to give customers time to clean up their yards this weekend.

The city says crews will concentrate storm debris pickup on Friday in the following areas:
·Sunset Park
·Pine Valley
·Love Grove
·Maides Park
·Park Avenue/Audubon

Brunswick County has no plans for debris pick-up for unincorporated areas. You can drop off debris at the Brunswick County Landfill. Tipping fees for vegetative debris, which is used to make mulch, are $22.50 per ton.

Leland will open the debris drop-off site at 187 Old Lanvale Rd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday for residents. The town is not planning to have curbside pickup of residential storm debris.

For more information, contact your county, town or city.

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8 Comments on "With storm gone, what to do with debris"

CL Taylor
2015 years 8 months ago

Any word on where to take storm debris in Pender County?

Gerald Sliss
2015 years 8 months ago

While other counties have curb side cleanup of debris after the last storm, Brunswick County tells residents to “GO TO HELL” by informing residents that we can truck debris all the way to Leland at the county dump site. Well thank you for nothing, Brunswick County! I and a whole bunch of county residents live around Calabash and it would cost a hefty amount of money to get a vendor. You didn’t have a problem when you over assessed my property and home, but now you don’t want to help me out. I will not forget this when election time comes around.

County Resident
2015 years 8 months ago

I just checked the NHC website and there hasn’t been a schedule posted for those who dont live within the city limits for debris removal. Those of us who live outside the city limits pay taxes too and would like service.

City Living
2015 years 8 months ago

I hope county residents will be charged to have storm debris removed. As city residents we pay to have yard waste/storm debris picked up weekly with our trash. County residents should not receive a service that they do not pay for.

2015 years 8 months ago

Two different municipalities means that there are two separate responsibilities. In Brunswick County pickup is included in the county property taxes. Maybe New Hanover County should look into doing that. As long as you don’t have to foot the bill, why do you care what the county does?

2015 years 8 months ago

We just either burn it or take it to a friends house who lives in the city and have you pay to have it hauled away. Nobody makes you live in the city. There’s a reason I moved to the county 6 yrs ago, no double taxes, cheaper trash disposal fees with a company I choose, and no water or sewer bill. Enjoy the city life.

elizabeth corey
2015 years 8 months ago

Where do I take all the debris I have cleaned up in my yard ???

2015 years 8 months ago

do what i do, pile the junk up and BURN it!