WILMINGTON ,NC (WECT) - As the holidays are officially over, the city of Wilmington wants to remind residents of ways they can get rid of their holiday trash. They also have some downtown projects happening soon that can affect commutes.
Recycling of wrapping paper and Christmas Trees
A lot of holiday debris such as cardboard and most wrapping paper can be recycled. Excess recycling that won't fit in the recycling container can always be put at the curb in a box, bin or paper bag and it will be picked up at no charge. Please break down and flatten cardboard boxes. Foil wrapping paper is NOT recyclable, but all other wrapping paper may be recycled.
Remember, If you are a city trash customer, the city will recycle your Christmas tree. Simply make sure all decorations and lights have been removed from the tree and put it curbside with any other vegetative debris on your normal service day.
Do not place the tree near any storm drains, and be sure it does not block access to any sidewalks.
Stormwater Improvements downtown
Work will begin on January 2 on two important stormwater improvement projects downtown. The timing of both projects is intentionally occurring during the least busy time of year for downtown merchants. The city has reached out to affected merchants in a number of ways to keep them informed. The projects are:
· Replacement of drainage system at the intersection of Front and Walnut Streets
This project will protect Front Street from cave-ins that can occur during heavy rains in this area. It will run through mid-April and will initially involve the closure of Walnut Street between Front and Water Streets, followed by the closure of the intersection at Front and Walnut. A detour will be in effect but local businesses will remain accessible.
· Replacement of drainage system at the intersection of Water and Ann Streets
The project will protect Water Street from cave-ins that can occur during heavy rains in this area. It will run through mid-March with the intersection of Water and Ann streets being closed a majority of this time and Ann Street between Water and Front Streets being closed a portion of the time. A detour will be in effect but local businesses will remain accessible.
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