2nd Round Of Storm Debris Cleanup In Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge city-parish officials say they expect crews to finish picking up residential debris from Hurricane Isaac early next week.
Public Works Interim Director David Guillory tells The Advocate that contractors had picked up about 190,000 cubic yards of debris — about 95 percent of the estimated total — by Friday.
Once 25 truck crews complete the first pass, they’ll return to areas where debris has been set out since the first pickup.
Guillory says public works staff will look for places where more storm debris has been put out.
Department environmental engineer Bob Hearn urges residents to separate tree debris from other storm trash so the wood can be recycled.
Guillory said the entire cleanup should be complete before the middle of October.