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Wilmington crews delayed in picking up yard waste

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Wilmington officials are asking for residents to be patient as crews work overtime to try and pick up yard waste. Wilmington officials are asking for residents to be patient as crews work overtime to try and pick up yard waste.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Wilmington officials are asking for residents to be patient as crews work overtime to try and pick up yard waste.

Crews have been delayed in picking up the waste after maintenance issues with older trucks and the high volume of yard debris generated this time of the year. According to city officials, crews are running 2-3 days behind.

Currently, half of the yard waste trucks are out of service but mechanics are working overtime to try and get the trucks back on the road.

Older trucks are scheduled to be replaced soon but in the meantime, city officials want to remind residents to comply with these regulations for yard waste pickup:

  • Limbs cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length and must be placed neatly for pickup.
  • Loose items, such as leaves, pine straw or small cuttings, must be put in bags or containers not to exceed 35 gallons in size (same size as the small trash cart).
  • Yard waste placed on tarps, in wheel barrows or on trailers will not be collected.
  • Contracted work performed by tree service companies or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews; it is the responsibility of the contractor to remove and properly dispose of debris.
City officials appreciate residents' patience during this delay.

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