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:
- Household Garbage (bagged garbage, discarded food, paper, packaging)
- Construction Debris (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing)
- Vegetation Debris (tree branches, leaves, logs, plants)
- Household Hazardous Waste (oil, battery, pesticide, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas)
- Empty ‘White’ Goods (refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher)
- 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.”