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.
This 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.
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.