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Waste Management Announces Collection Schedule Changes Due to Hurricane Delta

Courtesy of Waste Management

Due to the anticipated severe weather impacts associated with Hurricane Delta, Waste Management has canceled all collection services in Acadiana Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10th.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 12:07 PM

Lafayette, La. – Due to the anticipated severe weather impacts associated with Hurricane Delta, Waste Management has canceled all collection services in Acadiana Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10th.

Commercial routes scheduled for service on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10 will be recovered on Sunday, Oct. 11. Waste Management will resume residential service on Monday, Oct. 12, weather and road conditions permitting.

“As we prepare for the effects of Hurricane Delta, we are working in connection with the guidance of local and state authorities. Therefore, Waste Management is suspending all waste collection services in the Lafayette area,” said Jack Quinn, Senior District Manager Waste Management of Lafayette. “We appreciate the cooperation of our valued customers as we work through this severe weather event. We encourage Acadiana residents to implement all prescribed safe practices as we approach this storm.”

BEFORE THE STORM:

  • Secure garbage and trash containers. Place empty containers in a secure location away from open spaces.
  • Stop all yard maintenance and tree trimming activities when there is a named storm with a predicted landfall.
  • Bundle and tie down all loose trash such as tree limbs, wood planks or building and roof tiles. Place these materials in a location where debris cannot become hazardous to homes or automobiles in high winds.

AFTER THE STORM:

  • Place normal household garbage and trash, such as food refuse, diapers and regular household waste at curbside and separate from storm debris.
  • Storm debris, including tree limbs, carpet and carpet padding, aluminum and wood fencing, and household furniture and appliances should be placed curbside in separate piles, apart from the household garbage and trash.

All customers affected in the area are encouraged to visit https://www.wm.com/weather-alert/index.jsp for additional information about impacted service routes.

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