BATON ROUGE, La. – Nov. 16, 2020 – The City-Parish is expanding its Hurricane Delta debris removal efforts by bringing on additional crews, trucks and equipment to complete the City-Parish’s debris removal program.
These additional resources are part of a collaborative effort by the City-Parish, Republic Services and DRC Emergency Services, the City-Parish’s debris removal contractor.
“We are continuing to see more and more small storm debris piles in our ongoing Hurricane Delta damage assessments that are both time intensive and complex for traditional debris removal trucks to collect, which I know is leading to great frustration among our residents,” said Mayor Broome. “This extremely active hurricane season has also created unprecedented competition for debris removal resources throughout our region and state. That is why I have asked Republic Services and our public works crews to mobilize immediately in working with DRC Emergency Services to use all trucks, equipment and resources we have at our disposal to collect your storm debris and complete this program as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
In the coming days, DRC Emergency Services will be focusing its efforts on the remainder of large storm debris piles the storm generated, while Republic Services collects smaller woody waste piles that its crews can efficiently handle. City-Parish maintenance staff will support the work of both contractors in heavily impacted areas where storm debris is most heavily concentrated. Debris removal crews have now completed operations in the following areas and neighborhoods: Monticello, the Park Forest and Oakcrest area, Sherwood Forest, Millerville, Tara, the Jefferson and Drusilla corridor, Westminster and Pine Park, Jefferson Terrace and Inniswold.
City-Parish officials expect to complete debris removal operations in the following areas and neighborhoods in the coming days: Bocage, Citiplace, Concord Estates, Shenandoah, Pollard, Woodchase, Glen Oaks, Zion City, Cortana and Villa Del Rey, Stevendale, the North Baton Rouge area, Mid City, the Perkins and Highland corridor, Broadmoor, Southside, South Campus, and Jones Creek.
Additionally, later this week, officials expect debris removal crews will be operational in all other impacted areas and neighborhoods in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish.
All residents with storm debris generated by Hurricane Delta should continue organizing their storm debris curbside and away from above-ground utilities. Other garbage and trash should be similarly organized into curbside piles that Republic Services will collect through the City-Parish’s normal garbage and recycling collection schedule.