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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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