The City of New Iberia says they will begin debris pickup Tuesday, July 16 in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Barry.
Officials are asking residents to separate discarded items into categories and place those piles at the curb. The debris piles should be kept away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, water meters, electrical lines, and other impediments like trees, poles, structures, and fences.
Contractors will only pick up debris that they can reach without entering private property. Residents without sidewalks, ditches or utility lines in front of their homes may place debris at the edge of their property before the curb.
The following are a list of categories that debris should be divided into for pickup:
- Vegetative Debris: Leaves, logs, plants, tree branches.
- Construction and Demolition Debris: Building materials, carpet, drywall, lumber, and plumbing.
- Mixed Debris: Furniture, clothes, mattresses, computers, radios, stereos, televisions, and other devices with a cord.
- Appliances & White Goods - Air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters.
The following debris WILL NOT be picked up by debris contractors:
- Normal Household Trash: Normal household trash will not be picked up with debris as part of this program. You should continue to follow your normal garbage schedule.
- Household Hazardous Waste: Cleaning supplies, batteries, propane tanks, tires, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints, stains and pesticides.