Storm Debris Collection Announced

Posted May 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm     Category: Communications & OutreachEnvironmental ManagementNews Release

New Hanover County, N.C. – Starting on Monday, May 9, New Hanover County will collect vegetative yard debris for residents in the Middle Sound Loop area who were impacted by the EF1 tornado that touched down on May 5, 2016. Collections will likely continue through Friday, May 13.

Residents must have the debris in the right-of-way at curbside on Monday morning. 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, fire hydrants, street signs, mailboxes and parked cars. Debris should not be bagged, and larger branches should be cut into six-foot lengths or less.

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 here or call 910-798-4400 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays.


Release Contact:
Ruth Ravitz Smith
Chief Communications Officer

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