Due to the anticipated severe weather impacts associated with Hurricane Laura, Waste Management announced it will suspend all collection services in the Acadiana area, Thursday, Aug. 27.
Waste Management will resume all commercial services on Friday, Aug. 28, weather and safe roads permitting, one day later than regularly scheduled days of service. All routes should be back to regular schedule Monday, Aug. 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, Aug. 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, Aug. 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. "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."
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 https://www.wm.com/weather- [wm.com] https://www.wm.com/weather- alert/index.jsp [wm.com]for additional information about impacted service routes.
Here's some information about separating waste after the storm: