The agenda briefing for the Jan. 9 Wilmington City Council Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8.
Revised trash pick-up schedule for city customers
Following is the new schedule for trash/recycling/yard waste and bulky item pick up for City of Wilmington trash customers. The city regrets any confusion and appreciates cooperation from our customers as we respond to this unusual winter storm.
- Thursday and Monday pick-up customers: Trash and recycling will be picked up Monday.
- Friday and Tuesday pick-up customers: Trash and recycling will be picked up Tuesday.
- Yard waste and bulky item pick-up for Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday customers: will be picked up Wednesday. Bulky items such as couches and refrigerators are picked at no charge for city customers by appointment only – just call 341-7875 to make an appointment.
- Central Business District pick-up customers: Late start on Saturday and regular service on Sunday for CBD only.
The city hopes to be caught up and resume a regular schedule on Thursday, Jan. 11. At this time, extra trash that does not fit in the cart will be picked up at no charge. Just leave the extra bags beside the cart.
A reminder to citizens about holiday debris: cardboard boxes, tissue paper and most gift wrapping paper can be recycled. Foil paper and Styrofoam can’t be recycled, but plastic packaging and shopping bags can be taken to the grocery store along with grocery bags for recycling. Live Christmas trees will also be picked as yard waste for city customers at no extra charge.
City crews and contractors were out again today clearing major city-maintained streets such as Greenville Loop Road and 3rdStreet. Crews will be out again tomorrow clearing major city streets and public parking areas as weather permits.
The following facilities will be closed this weekend:
- MLK Community Center on 8th Street
- Davis Center at Maides Park
- Fit for Fun and Boxing Center on 10th Street
- Skate Park at Greenfield Lake Park
- Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park
For updates, citizens can check:
- Web: http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov
- Facebook: @cityofwilmington
- Twitter: @cityofwilm
- GTV: Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) Channel 8
The special and regular Planning Commission meetings originally scheduled for Jan. 3 were cancelled. A revised date for both meetings will be announced in the coming days.
Some important weather safety tips from the Wilmington Fire Department:
- Prepare now. Get flashlights and extra batteries. Get supplies ready and heed warnings about icy conditions. Don’t go out unless absolutely necessary.
- Rearrange furniture and decorations to give space heaters space. Keep anything that can burn, including people and pets, at least 3 feet from the heat source. UNPLUG space heaters when going to bed or not in use. Unplugging space heaters reduces the risk of fire from that heat source completely.
- If using fuel burning heaters or fire place, use a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm to warn of high CO levels and make sure the room is sufficiently ventilated. CO is a silent killer that cannot be smelled or seen. The symptoms of CO poisoning can include drowsiness and flu-like symptoms. If using heating oil, wood, kerosene or natural gas, be especially cautious of CO poisoning as burning fossil fuels creates carbon monoxide. High levels of CO can be fatal.
- Never use an oven or a grill for an interior heat source. Working smoke alarms save lives. DO NOT IGNORE a sounding alarm. Get out and call 9-1-1 from outside the house.
- If the power goes out, use flashlights NOT candles to light your way.
- Be aware of what is on your stove top or in your oven if the power shuts off. Be sure to turn power knobs to off if the power goes out to avoid a fire when electricity is restored.
The Wilmington Fire Department urges citizens to think safety and prepare for potentially dangerous conditions. Heed warnings and keep news and radio tuned to local media for updated information.