Hurricane Ida debris removal begins

A Pelican garbage truck emptying garbage carts in the parish.

Debris collectors have started cleanup and removal of Hurricane Ida’s aftermath, and to expedite the removal process residents should keep the following guidelines in mind.

Residents are asked to place debris curbside and ensure it does not block the roadway or impede drainage ditches and culverts and to please refrain from placing stacking debris near gas meters, water meters, fire hydrants or AT&T boxes.

Parish officials said residents must separate hurricane debris into the following six categories:

  1. Household Garbage (bagged garbage, discarded food, paper, packaging)
  2. Construction Debris (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing)
  3. Vegetation Debris (tree branches, leaves, logs, plants)
  4. Household Hazardous Waste (oil, battery, pesticide, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas)
  5. Empty ‘White’ Goods (refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher)
  6. Electronics (television, computer, stereo, phone, DVD player)

“Residents should 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,” a parish press release states. “The debris contractors will make multiple passes throughout the parish to ensure all debris is removed. At this time, Pelican Waste is performing residential garbage service at limited capacity. Due to storm-related damages, Pelican Waste is not following its normal pickup schedule.”


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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