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Contract crews to help Wilmington with Irene clean-up

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Contract crews will start picking up debris from Hurricane Irene in Wilmington tomorrow.

As of Tuesday night, city crews have picked up between 800 and 1,000 tons of vegetative debris since Irene passed through Wilmington.

Sunday, the city activated a pre-approved contract for debris removal with Bamaco Inc. of Bunnell, FL. The contract stipulates a minimum of 12 crews, with each to pick up no less than 250 cubic yards of debris per day. They will work 10 hour days, six days per week.

The city says initially, the crews will be dispersed throughout the city in areas that have not yet been picked up. The city is eligible to apply for and expects to receive some reimbursement from FEMA for this and other storm-related expenses.

There's no word yet on how long it will take to finish the clean-up. The city offers these tips for how citizens can help in the process:

·Please put debris in bags or other containers if at all possible for quicker pick up.
·Please don't cut down trees or add additional yard waste for pick-up after the storm. Adding new vegetative waste to the storm debris greatly slows down the clean up process.
·Please keep debris out of streets and away from driveways, fire hydrants and mailboxes.
·Continue to take your trash and recycling to the curb as you normally do. These services are running on a regular schedule.
·The city asks that citizens be patient as cleanup continues. For more storm debris clean up tips, see the city’s website at http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov.

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