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New active service areas added as Baton Rouge debris removal underway

3 months 1 week 5 days ago August 22, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 Monday, August 22 2016 August 22, 2016 1:59 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Debris removal efforts are officially underway in Baton Rouge with teams actively working Monday morning to collect debris that has been placed curbside in several ZIP codes.

While Monday was the official start of debris removal, the Mayor’s Office said crews have been able to start work sooner than anticipated due to careful planning over the past several days. A small number of trucks already collected more than 1,500 cubic yards of debris in some of Baton Rouge’s hardest hit areas over the weekend.

The Mayor’s Office also announced that debris removal crews are in the process of moving into additional ZIP codes, including 70805 and 70812. Residents who live in either of those ZIP codes are encouraged to get as much debris curbside as possible so that it can be collected.

Additionally, the Mayor's Office expanded the list  to include the 70815 and 70816 ZIP codes, which are scheduled to be included in current service areas as of tomorrow.

Trucks are currently collecting flood-related debris in the following ZIP codes:

-70714

-70802

-70819

-70814

-70811

-70805

-70812

-70815

-70816

-70817 (scheduled for Wednesday)

ZIP codes will continue to be added as active services areas while crews continue to make progress with efforts in the existing service areas.

Click here for the up-to-date map outlying debris collection in East Baton Rouge. 

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