The impending arrival of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana has suspended some trash and recycling services.
See our list of those services that have been suspended:
Waste Connections will not provide garbage collection on Monday, August 30, 2021 for Acadia Parish residents due to incoming inclement weather. Trash collection is expected to resume on Tuesday, August 31st with the following schedule: Monday routes will be serviced on Tuesday, Tuesday routes will be serviced on Wednesday, Wednesday routes will be serviced on Thursday, Thursday routes will be serviced on Friday, and Friday routes will be serviced on Saturday.
With the expected high winds and possible flooding, Waste Connections asks citizens to please secure you trash carts as they will fly or float away during these types of inclement weather.
Additionally, the Acadia Parish Landfill will be closed to the public on Monday, August 30th.
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Waste Connections: Waste Connections values the safety of our employees and the communities we service. Waste Connections will not provide garbage collection on Monday, August 30, 2021. We will assess damages and flooded roadways for service and will resume service as soon as the roadways are deemed safe to drive and our evacuated employees are able to return. We will be working through Saturday. With the expected high winds and possible flooding, please secure you trash carts as they will fly or float away during these types of inclement weather. Please continue to monitor local news and social media for any updates. Waste Connections hopes all employees and our communities remain safe during this time.
Republic Services announced that they will suspend trash and recycling collection on Monday, August 30 due to Hurricane Ida.
Collection for all customers will run one day behind for the rest of the week.
Residents are asked to secure trash and recycling containers:
- Move waste and recycling containers, yard waste, bagged waste, and bulk items from the curb, out of streets, parking lots and rights-of-way, so they don't become a hazard during high winds, heavy rain or severe flooding.
- Secure containers, bagged, and bulky items in a garage, under a carport or behind your residence. If containers cannot be moved to a safe area, secure them to a fence, tree or other heavy object.
- Close container lids to prevent rain from filling the container or wind from scattering debris.
- Commercial customers with containers in corrals should latch and secure corral doors.
Due to the anticipated severe weather impacts associated with Hurricane Ida, Waste Management has canceled residential collection services for its valued customers in the City of Broussard and the City of Youngsville for Monday, August 30.
Residential collection services will resume as follows, weather and safe road conditions permitting:
- City of Broussard - Customers will be serviced on their next regularly scheduled collection day.
- City of Youngsville – All customers will experience a one-day delay in service this week.
Waste Management has also canceled commercial and roll-off services for Lafayette and surrounding areas. Customers will experience a one-day delay in service this week.
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 and 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 separated 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 https://www.wm.com/weather-alert/index.jsp [wm.com] for additional information about impacted service routes.
Waste Connections will not provide garbage collection on Monday, August 30, 2021. The company says they will assess damages and flooded roadways for service and will resume services as soon as roadways are deemed safe to drive and all evacuated employees have returned.
Residents are asked to secure their trash carts to prevent them from flying or floating away during inclement weather.
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