EBR begins residential property debris removal Monday
BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Kip Holden and the City-Parish will begin its expanded curbside debris removal program on Monday.
The program, the Private Property Debris Removal program developed with FEMA approval, authorizes the City-Parish to collect disaster-related debris from residential properties impacted by the recent flood.
Through the program, City-Parish debris removal teams will now be able to enter residential property for flood-related debris purposes, provided that the debris is within 30 feet from the public right-of-way and the City-Parish received a signed Right-of-Entry agreement from the homeowner. City-Parish crews are only able to collect debris from residential properties located in the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish.
Residents can apply in person at the PPDR application center located in the Cypress Building at 10201 Celtic Drive, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
There are also several satellite PPDR application and information centers at the following locations:
- Chaneyville Community Center, 13211 Jackson Road
- Pride Library, 13600 Pride Port Hudson Road
- Jewel J. Newman Community Center, 2013 Central Road
- Charles R. Kelly Community Center, 3535 Riley Street
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.
- Jones Creek Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road
- Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington Street
- Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway
Center office hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. , seven days a week, unless otherwise posted at the locations. Office hours at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In order to qualify for the debris removal program homeowners must:
- Meet with a City-Parish Private Property Debris Removal coordinator at the application location to provide proof of homeownership and a complete Right-of-Entry form
- Submit a completed Right-of-Entry form with evidence of proof of homeownership, such as a copy of a valid ID or driver's license matching the name of the owner and address of the property applying for the program.
Residents can also apply online by visiting www.brgov.com/roe to download the ROE form. Once completed, residents must email BRdebris@thompsoncs.net with an email subject that reads "Name – Address" and with the following attachments:
- Completed and signed ROE form
- (Address, name, and all insurance fields must be completed)
- Copy of valid Louisiana ID/driver license matching the property address
For more information about the PPDR program, call 1-888-721-4372 or email BRdebris@thompsoncs.net.