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Waste Management suspends collection services due to Hurricane Laura

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 13:38:41-04

Waste Management has announced that it will suspend all collection services in the Acadiana area beginning Thursday, August 27.

Waste services will resume on Friday, August 28 as weather and safe roads permit. All routes are expected to be back to regular schedule Monday, August 31.

Regarding residential services, Waste Management announced the following schedule changes, weather and road conditions permitting:

  • City of Youngsville - Thursday service day will be collected on Friday, Aug. 28. Friday service day will be collected on Saturday, August 29.
  • City of Broussard - Thursday and Friday (second collection day) will be suspended. Waste Management residential service will resume regular collection schedules in Broussard beginning Monday, August 31.

“As we prepare for the impact and effects of Hurricane Laura, we are working in concert with the guidance of local and state authorities. Therefore, Waste Management is suspending all waste collection services as listed above,” said Jack Quinn, Senior District Manager Waste Management of Acadiana in a press release. “We appreciate the cooperation of all our valued customers as we work through this severe weather event. We encourage Acadiana residents to implement all prescribed safe practices as we approach this storm.”

Below are some of those safe practices suggested by Waste Management:

BEFORE THE STORM:

  • Secure garbage and recycling containers. Place empty containers in a secure location away from open spaces.
  • Stop all yard maintenance and tree trimming activities when there is a named storm with a predicted landfall.
  • Bundle and tie down all loose trash such as tree limbs, wood planks or building and roof tiles. Place these materials in a location where debris cannot become hazardous to homes or automobiles in high winds.

AFTER THE STORM:

  • Place normal household garbage and trash, such as food refuse, diapers and regular household waste at curbside and separate from storm debris (caused by severe weather such as high winds, hail and rain).
  • Storm debris, including tree limbs, carpet and carpet padding, aluminum and wood fencing, and household appliances should be placed curbside in separate piles, apart from the household garbage and trash.

All customers affected in the area are encouraged to visit www.wm.com/weather-alert for additional information about impacted service routes.

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