Dec. 5 deadline set for debris collection

As cleanup efforts continue around St. Charles Parish, officials recently announced Dec. 5 will serve as the deadline for all residents to put debris out for collection.

Debris collection will end on that date, said St. Charles Parish communications director Samantha de Castro, and residents should put their debris out curbside by that date to ensure it is picked up. She added that, to date, the parish has picked up over 1 million cubic yards of debris.

The parish advises that separating debris into construction debris and vegetation debris will allow for quicker pickup. Further separation into household hazardous waste, empty white goods like washing machines, air conditioners and refrigerators, and electronics like computors and televisions will also help expediate the process.

Residents are reminded that debris should be put curbside but should not block the roadway, drains, culverts or ditches.

Additionally, residents are asked to not put debris near or on other trees, utility poles, fire hydrants or other structures like gas or water meters.

At a recent joint press conference with St. Charles and St. John Parish government officials and FEMA, it was noted that approximately 80 percent of storm debris had been removed.

Approximately a week after Hurricane Ida, DRC Emergency Services began collecting debris.

Residents are asked to limit curbside garbage to two 32-gallon containers or eight trash bags, share piles with neighbors and secure refrigerator and freezer doors with duct tape.


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