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: