Baton Rouge, La. — October 22, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that City-Parish debris removal crews are finalizing their first comprehensive pass in collecting storm debris generated by Hurricane Ida, with more than 800,000 cubic yards of debris collected to date.
Debris removal crews will soon shift to their second or, in a few areas, their third and final pass. More than 40 debris removal trucks and haulers are currently active in East Baton Rouge Parish, focusing heavily on the southern part of the parish and in neighborhoods most significantly impacted by the storm. During this second pass, City-Parish environmental specialists and debris monitors will continue assessing damages on every street in impacted areas and directing trucks to collect debris piles.
City-Parish officials are urging residents who have not moved their storm debris curbside to do so as soon as possible as crews continue and complete their work.
Residents should organize their storm debris into piles — separate from trash or garbage piles — to help crews efficiently collect their debris. Debris removal crews cannot collect storm debris that is mixed with other household trash or types of eligible debris.
For more information and to track the street-level status of the various passes crews are making throughout the parish, visit brla.gov/idadebris.