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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Storm debris cleanup and removal begins

Storm debris cleanup and removal begins

Lafourche Parish Government and its contractors will begin the process of Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal in the aftermath of Hurricane Barry.

Any resident who has storm debris is asked to place the debris curbside. Patience and understanding is necessary in allowing contractors the time that it will take to complete the lengthy process of cleaning up the entire parish.

The parish and its contractors are not responsible for collection of debris in cases where property owners may be reimbursed by insurance companies for hauling debris to an accredited landfill. In these cases, property owners and their contractors will be responsible to make arrangements with a solid waste contractor for the proper collection and disposal of the debris.

The parish and its contractors are not entering private property to collect debris at this time. Debris collection will occur at or very near the public right of ways. Property owners will be responsible to make sure the debris is placed in the proper location for collection.

To assist in these collection efforts, parish government officials ask that storm debris and regular garbage and trash be kept separate as much as possible:

Place all debris at street curbside away from fire hydrants, low hanging wires, water meters, etc.

Storm debris should be separated into different piles:

(1) metal

(2) clean wood and tree debris

(3) white goods (household appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, a/c units, washers and dryers, microwave ovens, TV’s, etc.)

(4) batteries, chemicals or other items that may be of a hazardous nature.

Loose debris should be boxed, bundled, and containerized as much as possible.

Residents are asked not to put debris in roadside ditches that may block drainage.