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LCG Announces the Importance of Properly Discarding Storm Debris

Should Hurricane Ida cause flooding or severe wind damage, it is important that residents and business owners separate damaged items by category before placing them curbside.

Posted: Aug 27, 2021 2:27 PM

Lafayette, LA – Should Hurricane Ida cause flooding or severe wind damage, it is important that residents and business owners separate damaged items by category before placing them curbside. Properly separating debris ensures it will be transferred to the appropriate landfill. “We have to be aware of hazardous items potentially contaminating other waste. By correctly separating storm-related debris, it helps pickup happen in a more timely manner,” Lafayette Consolidated Government Environmental Quality Manager Bess Foret said.

DEBRIS REMOVAL GUIDELINES

Separate into the Following Categories (Do not place items in bags):

Electronics

Television, computer, stereo, phone, DVD player

Large Appliances

Refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher

Hazardous Waste

Oil, battery, pesticide, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas

Vegetative Debris

Tree branches, leaves, logs, plants

Construction Debris

Building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing

Household Garbage

Bagged garbage, food, paper, packaging

Debris Placement Guidelines

Place debris curbside
Do not place near or on trees, poles, fire hydrants, meters or utilities
Debris should not block roadway
Debris placed on the sidewalk will not be picked up
Secure appliance doors

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