Ascension to stop debris removal on Oct. 31
ASCENSION PARISH – Ascension Parish Debris Removal will stop its operations in the parish on Oct. 31.
Residents who have any debris remaining on their property or in their homes are asked to push the separated debris to the right-of-way in order for it to be picked up before the Oct. 31 end date.
Officials say that nearly 300,000 cubic yards of debris have been removed in the parish since operations started on Aug. 23. Ascension Parish will continue to administer the extended curbside private property debris removal program on a case by case basis.
Residents may see parish contractors working near their homes to collect debris, however any debris that is located on private property will not be collected unless it is moved onto the right-of-way or residents enter into the Private Property Debris Removal program.
To be included in the program and have debris that meets the requirements removed, call Ascension Parish Government at 225-450-5559, or contact Tetra Tech, the consultant managing the PPDR program for the Parish, at 225-348-2254.
Residents can also go to the Ascension Parish Government Complex, Room 105, located at 615 East Worthey Road in Gonzales. Residents can complete an application for the program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday.
The Ascension Parish Public Drop off point at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center will remain open until Oct. 31.
Residents are encouraged to bring debris to the drop off point as soon as possible. For any and all inquiries regarding debris email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works at 225-450-1013. DOTD is conducting debris removal for anyone living along a state highway. Those operations will stop on Oct. 24.
For more information on state highway pick up, email email@example.com, visit www.dotd.la.gov, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at 225- 379- 1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.