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Debris pickup to start Monday in Ascension Parish

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Posted: Sep 5, 2012 4:21 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 9, 2012 9:00 PM
Source: WBRZ

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GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders announced storm debris pickup after Hurricane Isaac would start on Monday.

Parish engineers asked that people put out "vegetative debris" in front of their homes for pick up first, and put other debris in a separate pile to be picked up later. Debris piles should be in the right-of-way in front of people's homes, but not in ditches.

Engineer Ben Laurie also said plastic bags with leaves should be kept separate from other vegetative debris as well.

"The debris contractors are usually trying to hurry and pick up as much as they can, so having the debris piles separate of everything and away from any utility boxes, bushes, mailboxes, or other permanent fixtures in the yard's right-of-way is crucial. It minimizes the damages to property," Laurie said.

Debris that's 10 feet from the street or curb is considered on private property and will not be picked up, according to Laurie. He said crews will not be allowed to enter private property at any time.

For more information, call (225) 621-5730, 621-5731 or 621-5732.

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