Curbside storm debris removal starting soon in the City-Parish

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Rowdy Gaudet
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
rowdy@brla.gov

Barry has passed through Louisiana and left some damage and debris in its wake.

The City-Parish has some good news on Thursday, “Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that City-Parish crews are nearing completion with their survey of curbside storm debris following Hurricane Barry, with debris removal operations set to begin Monday, July 22.”

After their survey, the City-Parish believes there is storm debris that still needs to be moved to the curb.

“While we feel blessed that Hurricane Barry did not impact our community in the ways it was initially forecast, I will continue being proactive in responding to the needs of our citizens from the effects of the storm,” said Mayor-President Broome. “We moved with a great degree of urgency in both activating our storm debris contract and in evaluating the level of storm debris in our community, and now we will continue that posture in ensuring the removal of storm debris.”

Debris removal will commence in these areas starting next week:

  • All residential locations within the City of Baton Rouge
  • Unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish

All residents in these areas have to do is put their storm debris on their curb. The City-Parish will take care of the rest.

The City-Parish says that “storm should be clearly separated from regular garbage piles, such as household waste, which will be collected as part of regular City-Parish garbage and recycling collection services.”

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