STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION
The Parish’s contractor has advised that the collection of storm debris should be completed by the end of next week. Thereafter, a second pass will be made to ensure that all of the storm debris is indeed collected. Therefore, all residents are advised to make sure that all of their storm debris is collected before next Monday.
Over the last week, the contractor has noted that in many instances, non-storm debris has been mixed with storm debris. Under the Parish pre-positioned removal contract, ONLY storm debris can be collected according to FEMA dictates. Hence, ordinary yard waste should not be mixed with storm debris.
Also, within the next several days, the collection of construction debris associated with Hurricane Delta will commence and should be completed within a week or so.
The public is reminded that storm debris is not a component of the standard waste disposal program of a parish or municipality. Therefore, a separate agreement for storm debris collection is necessary and, as alluded to previously, only the debris associated with Hurricane Delta can be collected.
As of the afternoon of November 12, 2020, 27,336.65 cubic yards of debris had been collected since October 19th out of an estimated 40,000 cubic yards. This computes to 68.34% of the total debris. Five trucks are being utilized by the contractor. Fortunately, the Parish has a special DEQ permit for a “burn site” which is located in the Parish and which is being utilized for the disposal of the debris.
If anyone’s neighborhood has not been serviced, or if one’s home has not been serviced but the neighborhood has, then the Parish should be contacted at 337-394-2200 so that the contractor can be advised accordingly.
Also, in collecting the debris, these guidelines should continue to be followed:
• All yard waste (logs, plants, and tree branches) must be segregated from all other waste such as household waste, construction debris, and white goods which may have been damaged/destroyed by the storm.
• All debris should be placed on the edge of the property line so that it does not encroach upon any street/road or drainage lateral.
• Do not place any debris beneath any power or other utility lines.
• Do not mix storm debris with ordinary non-storm related debris.