Wilmington projects and events happening this week

WILMINGTON,NC (WECT)- The City of Wilmington will be conducting road work on Water Street which will cause a short-term road closure and will also hold an event later in the week to help with your spring cleaning.

Water Street Project

The 000 block of North Water Street will be closed to vehicles on Tuesday March 26 and possibly Wednesday morning, March 27 between Market and Princess Streets as crews will be extracting soil samples from beneath the road as part of planned improvements and repairs to Water Street and Riverfront Park.

Beginning around 7 am on Tuesday, the intersections of Market/Water and Princess/Water will be closed briefly while work occurs in these intersections. By mid-morning, these intersections will open and the only closure will be the block of Water Street in front of the Federal Courthouse.  If this work is not completed in one day, it may extend into Wednesday morning.

Electronic Recycling

Properly disposing of used electronics is not only good for cleaning your household clutter, but it's good for the environment and even your privacy.

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. will be the city's Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

All New Hanover County residents are welcome to the event which will be at the Wilmington International Airport in front of the Customs building, located at 1987 Hall Dr.

Business waste and paint are prohibited. The following items will be accepted:


·         Auto Batteries

·         Mercury (thermostats/thermometers)

·         Cell Phones

·         Motor Oil & Antifreeze

·         Household Cleaners

·         Pesticides & Herbicides

·         Fluorescent Tubes

·         Electronics (TV's, Computers, etc)

·         Fuels

·         Rechargeable Household Batteries

·         Solvents

·         Fertilizers

·         Smoke Detectors

·         Document Shredding by Iron Mountain

It is recommended that you clear all data from computer hard drives and information from cell phones in order to protect your privacy.