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LCG reminding residents of proper way to discard storm debris

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 13:12:18-04

Lafayette Consolidated Government is asking parish resident to be mindful of how they discard storm debris.

They say that it is essential that residents separate items by category before placing them at the curbside.

"Because area landfills are only permitted to accept certain materials, not all debris is taken to the same location," they said. "Properly separating items allows crews to determine where debris will be taken, and it helps pickup happen in a more timely manner."

Right now, crews are only removing yard debris at this time. After clearing all yard debris, contract crews will begin pick-up of other types of storm debris.

Residents are asked to separate debris into the following categories: (Do not place items in bags)

Vegetative Debris
Tree branches, leaves, logs, plants

Construction Debris
Building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing

Electronics
Television, computer, stereo, phone, DVD player

Large Appliances
Refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher

Hazardous Waste
Oil, battery, pesticide, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas

Household Garbage
Bagged garbage, food, paper, packaging

LCG provides the following guidelines on how debris should be placed at the curb for pickup:

  • Place debris curbside.
  • Do not place near or on trees, poles, fire hydrants, meters or utilities.
  • Debris should not block roadway.
  • Debris placed on the sidewalk will not be picked up.
  • Secure appliance doors.
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