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Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

Best Management Practices

stormwater9What is a BMP?

BMP stands for Best Management Practice. Stormwater BMPs are designed to remove pollutants from urban runoff, improve water quality, and control quantity before the water reaches our rivers and streams.

There are two categories of BMP’s, "structural" and "non-structural". Non-structural BMPs have no physical structures associated with them, and they are designed to limit the amount of pollutants that could end up in stormwater runoff. Non-structural BMPs can include minimizing the amount impervious area for site development, providing a vegetative buffer along local water bodies, incorporating existing landscape features in a site plan, and educational outreach programs. Non-structural BMPs tend to be less costly than structural BMPs, and can work with structural BMPs to lessen the amount of stormwater runoff that would need to be treated.

stormwater10Structural BMPs are permanent fixtures that are  constructed to treat stormwater runoff. Structural BMPs are part of a comprehensive plan to reduce stormwater pollution. Without structural BMPs, pollution from urban runoff would directly enter Fayetteville's rivers and streams, which would harm aquatic life and potentially degrade the quality of drinking water. Types of structural BMPs that are approved in the Administrative Manual are: wet detention ponds, dry detention ponds, stormwater wetlands, bio-retention ponds or rain gardens, infiltration devices, grassed swales, etc. For more information on the specifications of these BMPs, please refer to the Administrative Manual. The City of Fayetteville often refers to the North Carolina BMP manual issued by the North Carolina Department of Department of Environmental Quality. This manual can be found here: https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/energy-mineral-land-resources/energy-mineral-land-permit-guidance/stormwater-bmp-manual.

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