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Debris discrepancies between city and county

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SOURCE: New Hanover County website. New Hanover County has reached 8 out of 38 zones in the debris pick-up schedule. SOURCE: New Hanover County website. New Hanover County has reached 8 out of 38 zones in the debris pick-up schedule.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New Hanover County has reached 8 out of 38 zones in the debris pickup schedule, and crews have discovered that the amount of debris already collected is double the amount collected during Hurricane Irene.

County crews are about three days behind schedule, but believe the project will still be completed in a month.

"I am going to stick with my one month projection," said Joe Suleyman, Director of Environmental Management for New Hanover County. "Once we hit the rural areas, we should be able to get through it rather quickly." 

Because New Hanover County based their cost projections on Hurricane Irene, they will have to increase these cost projections as they continue the project.

The City of Wilmington has asked that residents put their debris in bags. New Hanover County does not want the debris in bags and has run into this issue while on their rounds.

They are asking you remove the debris from the bags before placing them on the street for pick up.

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