Strong Winds Blow Trash Everywhere

Posted Feb 10th, 2020 in Feat of the Week

While it’s only February, Wilmington Downtown had a couple of days of gusty winds last week that were more like what we expect in March. The gusts were strong enough to lift lids from some of the garbage cans and blow trash everywhere. Several small tree branches also came loose.

The flying debris caused by the unusually strong wind was a challenge for the City’s cleaning crew to contain. Thankfully, the Municipal Service District (MSD) Ambassadors were able to assist. Picking up trash is one of the many tasks they do to contribute to the overall cleanliness of the center city.

Keeping our city safe and clean for residents, merchants and visitors to enjoy is a high priority in the MSD.

Now the winds have died down, there may still be some debris that has become wedged in tree wells, doorways, stairways or alleys. If you notice any areas in the center city where trash has accumulated, please reach out to an Ambassador.

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 beyond the scope of the Ambassador team and is the City of Wilmington’s responsibility, the Ambassadors will submit work orders to the appropriate city department.

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