Baton Rouge, La. — November 2, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that City-Parish debris removal crews completed their first parishwide pass, collecting more than 860,000 cubic yards of storm debris from Hurricane Ida so far.
Crews are now conducting their second and third comprehensive passes in all neighborhoods impacted by the storm, with trucks collecting debris along all residential roadways in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish.
City-Parish officials estimate crews will complete their final passes in all areas by Thanksgiving. During this time, debris removal crews and trucks will remain fully operational in addressing residents’ debris removal needs. The City-Parish will begin transitioning bulky and woody waste collection services to Republic Services as crews complete their third and final pass.
City-Parish environmental specialists and debris monitors continue to assess damages on every street in impacted areas and direct trucks to debris removal piles. Residents should continue organizing their storm debris into separate piles, as crews cannot collect storm debris that is mixed with other household trash or types of debris.
For more information and to track the status of the City-Parish’s Hurricane Ida debris removal program, visit brla.gov/idadebris.