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Lafayette Consolidated Government Provides Information on the Importance of Properly Discarding Storm Debris

Crews are only removing yard debris at this time.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 11:41 AM
Updated: Oct 12, 2020 12:29 PM

Hurricane Delta caused a significant amount of wind damage throughout Lafayette Parish, leaving many residents with yard debris. It is essential that residents separate items by category before placing them curbside.

Because area landfills are only permitted to accept certain materials, not all debris is taken to the same location. Properly separating items allows crews to determine where debris will be taken, and it helps pickup happen in a more timely manner. Crews are only removing yard debris at this time. After clearing all yard debris, contract crews will begin pick-up of other types of storm debris.

SEPARATE INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES (Do not place items in bags)

Vegetative Debris
Tree branches, leaves, logs, plants

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

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

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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