The following has been released by the LCG:
LAFAYETTE, La.– The debris collection service contracted by Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is currently running eight trailer trucks seven days a week, from sunup to sundown. The contractor will be ramping up collection efforts this weekend by adding five additional trucks to the fleet.
Neighborhoods where the piles of debris pose a problem for emergency first responders have been prioritized. Debris trucks have made a first collection from Long’s Plantation, L.O. Peck, Ashland Park, Saw Grass, Hunters’ Ridge and Lander’s Gardens neighborhoods in addition to the Comeaux High School area and the Fortune Rd. and Bonin Rd. areas.
The contractor is picking up flood debris including furniture, construction materials, household waste, large appliances and electronics. As a reminder:
· Flood affected residents are asked to combine debris piles with neighbors where possible
· Segregating household waste from other flood debris will speed up the process
· Flood debris must be placed near the street on the public right-of-way
· All debris should be clear of ditches
· For safety reasons, refrigerator and freezer doors must be secured with duct tape
· Do not place debris next to fire hydrants, water meters or electric pedestals; doing so will inhibit access by LUS should an emergency service issue arise
· Place debris at least three feet from mailboxes, trees, electrical and telephone poles
· Republic Services customers should place recycling and regular household garbage in the appropriate carts provided by Republic
Residents in the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of the parish who believe their flood debris or regular waste collection was missed are asked to call 337-291-8517.