Debris Collection Information for New Hanover County

Posted October 9, 2016 at 11:48 am     Category: Emergency News

UPDATE: Free Yard Debris Pick-Up Begins Monday

New Hanover County will begin its free yard debris pick-up service on Monday, October 17. Residents in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County should have all vegetative debris by their curb beginning Monday. This enables residents to complete yard clean-up throughout the week and weekend. Below is a FAQ for debris pickup:

How do I find out when my neighborhood will be picked up?
A debris pick-up schedule map has been created for residents to view the progress of pick-ups. Starting Wednesday, residents can see their home’s scheduled pick-up date on the map. Once the work has started, the map will also be a resource to show what areas are in progress and what has been completed. The map provides a searchable feature for a home’s address, and clearly outlines what areas are unincorporated.

Do individuals need to call to schedule a pick-up?
No, all unincorporated areas of the county will be served and homeowners do not need to schedule pick-ups.

Will debris in gated communities be picked up?
Yes, but an HOA official from the gated community must schedule a pick-up by calling New Hanover County Environmental Management at 910-798-4400.

Where should I place debris?
Residents should place yard debris neatly within five feet of the curb and away from drainage ditches or storm drains. Debris should be three feet away from your water meter box, fire hydrants, street signs, mailboxes and parked cars.

Can I put debris in bags?
No, debris should NOT be bagged, and larger branches should be cut into twelve-foot lengths or less. The use of paper lawn and leaf bags is permitted, but debris in plastic bags will NOT be picked up.

Will construction debris be picked up?
Only vegetative debris, such as branches and vines, from the storm will be picked up. All other waste, including construction debris, can be brought by homeowners to the New Hanover County Landfill (5210 U.S. Highway 421 North) during regular hours: Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until noon.

Is there a cost to bring items to the landfill?
Residents can dispose of vegetative debris at the New Hanover County Landfill, at no cost, now through Saturday, October 15. Beginning Monday, October 17, the cost will be $1.10 per 200 pounds of vegetative debris. For information about how to dispose of non-vegetative waste, visit the Department of Environmental Management’s website or call 910-798-4400 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays.


Press Release posted October 9, 2016:

New Hanover County— Residents in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County can start placing yard debris at their curbsides beginning today. Only vegetative debris, such as branches and vines, from the storm will be removed.

Residents are asked to place the debris neatly within five feet of the curb, away from the street, drainage ditches, and three feet away from fire hydrants, street signs, mailboxes and parked cars. Debris should not be bagged, and larger branches should be cut into twelve-foot lengths or less. Do not include household waste or construction debris; it will not be picked up.

All other waste, including construction debris, can be brought by homeowners to the New Hanover County Landfill (5210 U.S. Highway 421 North) during regular hours: Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until noon. Many items can be disposed at the landfill free of charge to homeowners.

For information about how to dispose of additional debris, visit the Department of Environmental Management’s website or call 910-798-4400 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Residents of the City of Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach or Wrightsville Beach, should contact their respective municipality for directions.

For questions, please call 910-798-4400.

 

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