Temporary yard debris pickups; New truck tracker available online

Town residents can anticipate yard debris pickup delays in the coming days due to the normal dump site in Bogue being full. Rather than delivering to the regular site, which is four miles away, the two Emerald Isle yard debris trucks will temporarily have to travel to a location on Lake Road near Havelock, which is 28 miles away, in one direction. As a result, normal operations will be slowed down for several days. 

“We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding with our yard debris collection in the coming days, as the change in location will lead to longer trips,” said Public Works Director Artie Dunn. “We look forward to returning to our normal schedule after the Bogue site has reopened.” 

Starting this week, the Town has unveiled a new truck tracker system, which allows residents to see for themselves where the trucks are currently located.  

The Emerald Isle Public Works Department has rolled out technology that gives Town residents a bird’s eye view where the yard debris trucks are along their routes. The system will allow residents to view the truck routes and see when their yard debris may be picked up by Public Works staff. Depending on various factors, such as distance traveled and the size of yard debris piles, times may vary. 

This new service was created by Greg Flinn, an independent contractor who has been working with the Town.

The new technology can be viewed by the public by clicking this link on the Town’s website: https://emeraldisle.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7784e2a7818841bca7f39bc46e058cb7

“This new system will improve our level of customer service, and will aid our staff when filing yard debris pickup reports,” said Dunn. 

Posted by Anna Smith Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:23:00 AM Categories: News