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City-Parish officials asking residents to help report debris collection needs

2 weeks 23 hours 16 minutes ago October 11, 2016 Oct 11, 2016 Tuesday, October 11 2016 October 11, 2016 9:02 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Mayor Kip Holden and officials of the City-Parish are asking residents for help in identifying where debris still needs to be collected following the August flood.

Any residents whose flood debris is placed curbside and in need of collection should contact the City-Parish by completing an online form for remaining debris collection needs. The form is located here and allows residents to report their address, contact information and type of debris in need of collection. The form also allows for residents to attach a photo of the debris pile so that responding crews know where to go and what to expect when to arrive, according to City-Parish officials.

Residents with limited or not internet access can also report their debris collection needs by calling 1-888-721-4372 to report their contact information as well.

In an effort to direct debris removal trucks and resources throughout the areas, City-Parish officials are asking residents to only place flood debris curbside and to do so in separate piles according to type of debris that needs collecting. Any construction or re-construction materials should be disposed of by the contractor performing the work.

Last week, debris removal operations moved into their second phase which involve more targeted flood debris collection passes based on any debris that was not collected during the first phase of operations. According to City-Parish officials, nearly 1.6 million cubic yards of flood debris have been collected since debris collection began on Aug. 20.

Residents can track the progress of debris collection efforts by clicking here.

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