St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Garbage and Debris Removal Efforts

Garbage and Debris Removal Efforts

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Due to the large amount of debris produced by Hurricane Isaac, the Director of Public Works is working closely with Progressive Waste Solutions, DRC and SAIC to coordinate clean-up efforts throughout the parish. 

Today, eleven trucks are completing the Friday garbage routes in Sugar Ridge, Foxwood, Belle Terre, Carrollwood, and Ormond Blvd. and four trucks are completing Saturday’s routes in Garyville and Reserve.  Garbage collection includes removal of one green can and all additional trash bags. Two additional garbage trucks are assigned to picking up garbage bags in River Forest, along New Hwy. 51, and Woodland Drive today.  Eleven additional trucks will be in the parish tomorrow to address remaining garbage collection throughout the parish.   

DRC is working throughout the parish to collect construction, demolition, and vegetative debris, as well as hazardous materials.  A tentative schedule for the week ending September 21, 2012 has been posted and will be updated as scheduling changes occur. The Director of Public Works is providing direction to contractors to ensure all areas are addressed, specifically areas with heavy debris.  Public Works crews are also utilizing their two collection trucks to assist in picking up vegetative debris.

A request has been made to FEMA and GOHSEP to allow for Private Property Debris Removal, but approval has not been received.  Until then, parish efforts will remain concentrated on public rights of way. 

Following today’s garbage collection, residents are asked to please call Progressive Waste Solutions at 985-536-2750 if garbage collection is still needed.  Please report needed debris collection to the Department of Public Works at 985-652-4815.

Road blocks should be expected in neighborhoods while debris is collected.  Notifications are forwarded to emergency responders should emergency vehicles need to pass, and information is posted online and on Channel 15 as it is received.

We asked for your patience as there is an unprecedented amount of damage and debris throughout the parish and we ask that you drive safely with the large number of trucks and equipment on our roadways.

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