St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Garbage & Debris Collection Update: Monday, September 17, 2012

Garbage & Debris Collection Update: Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today, garbage collection completed the normal scheduled Monday route collecting one green can and two additional trash bags.  A garbage bag sweep was completed over the weekend in River Forest, McReine, Montegut, Old 51, New 51, New Era, and West 5th.  Progressive is asking residents to refrain from placing sheet rock, lumber and other construction and demolition materials in their green carts and to remove any vehicles that may be parked on the street or blocking roadway.
DRC is collecting construction, demolition, and vegetative debris, as well as hazardous materials in areas listed on the tentative schedule posted online and will be updated as scheduling changes occur. Public Works crews are continuing to assist in collecting vegetative debris.

To date, 9,138 cubic yards of debris has been removed from the area, including 6,404 cubic yards of construction & demolition and 2,734 yards of vegetative.

Areas that have had debris removal services as of Sunday, September 16:
• LaPlace: Devon Rd, Williamsburg, Ingleside Rd, Cambridge, Virginia Colony, Chatsworth Dr., Oak Point Dr., Oak Moss Dr., Elm St.,  Golfview Dr., Camelia Ave., Magnolia Ave , Somerset Rd., Yorktowne, Concordia, Lexington, Oak Knoll, Murfield,  Maple and 31st St.
• Reserve: Homewood/12th
• West Bank:  vegetative debris
Areas expected to be serviced this week:
Church St., W 2nd St., Homewood, E 12th St., Tiffany Dr., Camelia Dr., Magnolia, Golfview Dr., Greenwood Dr., Lafitte, Foxwood, Willow, Buckingham, Main St., Somerset Rd., Devon Rd., Williamsburg, Yorktowne, Concordia, Virginia Colony, Esplanade, Lexington, Oak Knoll, Murfield, Maple, and 31st St.

Residents can 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 ask 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.