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Brunswick Co. landfill free to use through Saturday

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videoTime to clear out the clutter and for free in Brunswick County. If you live in Brunswick County you can utilize the landfill this week at no charge. Full story...
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City blames ice storms, broken down trucks for debris pick-up delays

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video In some cases yard waste has been sitting out on Wilmington lawns for weeks. The city says the amount of yard debris has increased more than 60 percent this spring, but most of the trucks to pick it up have broken down. Full story...
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Trash talk continues as county looks for landfill solution

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videoSince at least the 1980s New Hanover County Commissioners have debated what to do with the county's trash. After a work session on the issue today, the debate continues. Full story...
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Wilmington releases revised trash collection schedule

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The City of Wilmington will not provide trash pickup service on Thursday, January 30, due to unsafe road conditions and safety concerns for employees. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Boy, garbage men build special bond

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videoThis time of year is about giving thanks and showing appreciation for the little things in life. For one Wilmington boy, his universe revolves around trash day, which means the world to one special person. Full story...
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New Hanover to open up trash hauling for bids

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videoMore companies will be given a chance to bid on a contract for hauling trash out of New Hanover County under a plan adopted by the board of commissioners Monday. Full story...
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Volunteers needed for the 2013 Big Sweep

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video Leaders in New Hanover County need your help to clean up nearly 40 miles of waterway for this year's Big Sweep. Full story...
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County continues conversation on Covanta incinerator plan

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New Hanover County Commissioners talked trash again today. They discussed a contract with Covanta Energy to refurbish the county's trash incinerator. At a cost to the county of about $32 million, Covanta is proposing a 20-year commitment to re-furbish and run what was formerly known as WASTEC. Full story...
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After efforts to clean up neighborhood failed, Wilmington woman decides to move on

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video Back in March, a Wilmington resident was on a mission to clean up her neighborhood. Often times, Lola James was left alone to clean up everything from broken glass to paper bags. But today, she says the trash problem has gotten worse and she is fed up with the filth. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. residents discuss new trash pick-up plan with county officials

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video Folks in New Hanover County were talking trash Tuesday night. The first of three town hall meetings was held today to discuss New Hanover County's proposed plan for the future of waste collection. Though the proposed recommendation would include new services like curbside recycling, some residents say there's no reason to change the current system. Full story...
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Volunteer group helps keep Masonboro Island clean on Fourth

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video While many folks spent their holiday weekend barbequing in the backyard or sunbathing on the beach, one group of volunteers gave their time to clean up after partiers. The group is all about keeping their beloved island clean. Full story...
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WASTEC, workers wait to find out what's next

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video New Hanover County is down in the dumps after shutting down its WASTEC facility. Last night county commissioners voted to shut down the trash incinerator after a review of the facility revealed that it was in horrible shape. Full story...
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Woman stands alone in community clean-up

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video One Wilmington woman is on a mission to clean up the streets. Lola James is a lady who knows that big changes start with small steps. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington woman looking for help tackling trash problem

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video Lola James has lived in Wilmington her entire life. She is organizing an event to finally get some of the trash picked up off the streets. Full story...
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Crowds head to Masonboro, but take home trash

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video A lot of people say Masonboro Island is the place to be on the 4th of July, but sometimes the holiday fun can get out of hand. Full story...
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