Showing Love for the Planet on Earth Day

Posted Apr 22nd, 2019 in Feat of the Week

Last week kicked off with some wet and windy weather in Downtown Wilmington and the wind persisted through much of the week even when the sun was shining. Any trash that was not contained was blown around, especially on collection day when trash cans were full and awaiting pick-up.

When the winds died down, trash had accumulated in doorways, gutters and alleys. This was particularly noticeable along Vance Alley between Front and Second Streets. The Municipal Service District Ambassadors cleared the trash and made the alley more attractive for pedestrians by removing weeds as well.

Ambassador duties are varied. Picking up trash is one of the tasks that contribute to the overall cleanliness of Downtown Wilmington. If you notice areas in the center city where trash has accumulated or you see structures that have been defaced by graffiti or stickers, call an Ambassador and show some love for the planet on Earth Day and every day.

We want to keep our city safe and clean for residents, merchants and visitors to enjoy.

The Ambassador team works seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

They can be reached during operating hours by phone or text at 910.524.3600 or via email at  If a request is the City of Wilmington’s responsibility, the Ambassador will submit the work order to the appropriate city department.

Learn More About The Ambassador Program